"President Obama is right to stop publication of any of the "gruesome" death photos of Osama bin Laden. If there are people who believe that Bin Laden is still alive, no photograph will make them accept that he is not. They will assume it is a fake, just as the Americans who believe Obama was born outside the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president assume that his birth certificate is a fake. Nothing will persuade a conspiracy theorist to change his mind, especially not a photograph; for everyone today believes that photographs are easily doctored. So while the US would gain nothing by publishing one, it might have quite a lot to lose by it."
By Alexander Chancellor / The Guardian /more