Lawfuel.com – 6 May 2011
The death of Osama bin Laden has been met with congratulatory speeches from President Obama, but the dead terror leaders organizationi is promising that his spilt blood will “not be in vain.”
A statement allegedly coming from al-Qaeda said this week that there would soon be retaliation for the killing of bin Laden.
In the meantime the controversy over the release of bin Laden’s death photos continues to swing this way and that as
The federal Freedom of Information Act obliges the government to provide appropriate documents relating to that government with the constitutional ideals of open government enshrined in the constitution, according to law commentators and others.
The fact that some in the Muslim world have sworn Jihad against the West and against America in particular should be no reason to now prevent the disclosure of bin Laden’s death picture.
As one commentator said:
“Obama came into office vowing transparency and openness. But this is not the first time he has disappointed on that score. The full story of how Americans became torturers during the War on Terror has been covered up by his refusal to prosecute or pursue the matter, mostly for political reasons.
“He went to Congress to get around the FOIA and thus avoid showing any more photos from Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison than the Bush administration let out.”
The controversy over the release of the Osama death pictures is set to continue and will doubtless lead to legal challenges in the days and weeks ahead.