Local Congressman Views Bin Laden Photos

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    A local congressman personally viewed photographs of Osama Bin Laden after U.S. Special Forces killed him in Pakistan.

    U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-El Cajon says he viewed the photographs, along with other selected House members, at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Virginia.

    "The series of photographs clearly show Osama Bin Laden from the time after the raid to his burial at sea," said Congressman Hunter. "Our nation's Special Forces did an exceptional job and deserve great credit for their work."

    Most Americans seem to agree that the photos of bin Laden's corpse should not be released to the public.

    In an Associated Press-GfK poll, 64 percent said they should not be released, while 34 percent felt a photo or video should be released.

    Meantime, the poll shows 86 percent of the nation approves of the way the U.S. military and the CIA handled the raid.

    Just 6 percent disapproved. And 87 percent said killing bin Laden during the raid was justified, while nine percent said U.S. forces were not justified in killing the al-Qaida leader.

    The poll shows 50 percent said the operation increased the threat of terrorist acts against the United States.

    Seventeen percent said it decreased the threat, while 31 percent said they believed it had no effect on terrorism.