In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, there are a growing number of conspiracy theorists trolling the internet claiming the terrorist is still alive. With that in mind, U.S. officials are weighing the pros and cons of releasing secret video and photos of bin Laden's corpse and burial.
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said in a series of appearances on morning television: "This needs to be done thoughtfully," with careful consideration given to what kind of reaction the images might provoke.
At issue were photos of bin Laden's corpse and video of his swift burial at sea. Officials were reluctant to inflame Islamic sentiment by showing graphic images of the body. But they were also eager to address the mythology already building in Pakistan and beyond that bin Laden was somehow still alive.
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The Associated Press contriubted to this article.