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Twitter responds to decision not to release bin Laden photos

Kate Robards Contributor

The White House has decided not to release the graphic post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden. Press Secretary Jay Carney said there is more than enough evidence to demonstrate that bin Laden has been killed, including DNA testing. “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Carney said.

Sarah Palin took to Twitter to criticize the decision, writing, “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it’s part of the mission.”

President George W. Bush’s former press secretary, Ari Fleischer, agreed with the White House’s position, however. “Releasing the photo wld only create debate re whether it’s really UBL. No satisfying doubters & no reason to feed this debate,” he tweeted.

Mocking Sarah Palin’s tweet, Talking Points Memo reporter Benjy Sarlin tweeted, “God just like a liberal to shoot Bin Laden in the face, dump his body to sharks, then pussy-foot all over the place.”

Meanwhile a tweet by nycsouthpaw predicts the photos will eventually get out thanks to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “EXCLUSIVE: President Obama has decided that Julian Assange will release the Bin Laden photos,” he tweeted.