Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Why the Bin Laden Death Photos Need to Be Seen

One of the surprising details of the death of Osama Bin Laden since President Obama’s announcement near midnight Sunday night has been the absence of what Shakespeare’s Othello called “the ocular proof.” For all the claims of DNA proof of identity, nothing seems to satisfy as much as that missing photo, however gruesome it may be. For some, that photo would satisfy a bloodlust borne of revenge. For me, however, I see the release of that photo as the true closure our society needs—not as the end of revenge, but as the beginning of a new world view. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Why the Bin Laden Death Photos Need to Be Seen."

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