Senator Hagan Views Pictures Of Dead Osama Bin Laden

NC U.S. Democratic Senator Kay Hagan tells WITN she has seen the pictures of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed.

In an interview with WITN, Hagan says she felt it was her duty as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, which she says has jurisdiction over special forces, to view the photos.

Hagan saw the pictures Tuesday at CIA headquarters and says, "Well obviously it is Osama bin Laden, obviously this man is dead. It brings me great satisfaction knowing that the last thing that Osama bin Laden saw was our special forces from America kicking in his door."

While Hagan saw the pictures, she doesn't think they should be made public. Hagan said, "Ultimately this is the President's decision, and I do agree with him, that based on national security issues, these photos should remain private. I think it's verified that Osama bin Laden is dead, Al Qaeda has verified this, DNA has verified this, and I want to be sure that we don't put any of our troops at harm because of these photos, and so I do agree with the President from a national security perspective not to put these photos out in the public."

While Hagan says retaliation is a concern, especially if the photos were made public, she doesn't think the recent deaths of two Eastern Carolina Marines by an Afghanistan police officer were retaliation. Hagan says, "I have not read any information to comment, but think I would have if that would have been the case."


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  • by Yellow puden Location: Up yours on May 27, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    i think i speak for all people with cars that the gas prices are rediculously to high i think like 2.50$ at most i mean there really not making anymore money cuz people will stop buying gas and will walk or something its just not rigtht the prices anymore on gas.
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 05:15 AM
    what has she done to lower gas prices? has she pushed for new refineries?? nope... none built in over 30 years.. what about reducing gas taxes?? nope.. prices rise & she wants our vote... i think not!!!!
  • by Eric Location: Chocowinity on May 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM
    Not showing the pictures in the first place was not smart, but I can see it both ways. Showing the pictures to a select chosen few is definitely a stupid idea. If we consider the possibility that the pictures do not exist, not only is our President a liar, but so is our Senator. "They must be real because the Senate got to see them" just doesn't work. What that describes is a conspiracy, not a basis in fact. The problem here is that our President and several before him (including Bush) have vowed to declare the Armenian genocide what it is... but once they get in office, they get that top-secret information that changes their minds, they don't do it. And there are other things like that. So you have this top-secret information, what we owe the Turkish government WRT Armenians, the conditions of bin Laden's death, there is more to the story that they are not telling us. And we accept this about the President, but the wider that circle grows, the less we can trust the rest of them. I'm not sure I believe that he's still alive and is being held for questioning or any of the other theories, but this picture policy isn't helping the truth if that's what they're telling.
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      by 250 on May 20, 2011 at 02:59 AM in reply to Eric
      I do not care about the Names of Seal Team 6. I would gladly pay $40.00 to fill my gas tank to make a round trip to Raleigh to see the photo. I would happily show a photo ID to enter. I have already entertained the "cospiacy" ideas. We are now in a position that we have to "trust" select few in government. In these times the faith in gov is just not very strong. "I" would like to view the tired old wretch and our victory.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on May 19, 2011 at 02:35 PM
    Sooo who paid the gas for the trip to DC to view these pictures. Hup wait, we did, this was official business because of the committees she is on. Bring a copy to Raleigh and put them on displat in the capitol building. We are the "most military friendly state". Let us see our hero's victories.
  • by Me Location: Washington on May 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM
    What I don't understand is when 9/11 happened we watched people jump from buildings to keep from burning to death. We watched the towers crumble killing all those people. It was talked about for months and now almost 10 years later. Our troops have been over there ever since fighting a war and dieing because of this man. I think we should all get to see the pictures, you can rest assured that he was watching when our people were dieing!!!
  • by TIM Location: ERIE, PA on May 19, 2011 at 09:02 AM
    PLEASE DEFINE THE "NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES" PRECLUDING THE RELEASE OF THE PHOTOS.
  • by So what on May 19, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    Kay, Bush, Limbaugh, Palin, Osama, Obama, Navy Seals Saadam; What's the difference???????? Very little. They're all awful people.
  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    So what. Will you report on her bedroom life next?
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      by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 08:34 AM in reply to
      well said !!
  • by Scott Location: Washington on May 19, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    He'll release the photos latter part of October 2012 right before election when he needs a boost in his ratings.
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      by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 07:56 PM in reply to Scott
      That's Right!
  • by Grow up on May 19, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    You dont NEED to see the pictures. SO grow up. and all of you who are saying we should not have killed him....i bet you would be saying something different if you had lost a family member. JERKS.
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