Today's White House press conference to discuss the reasons for not releasing pictures of Osama Bin Laden's body.
Pre-released statements are being read now. Everything in quotes comes from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
When Bin Laden's body was taken out of the compound we were 95 percent sure it was him. The president saw the pictures
There are arguments to be made for either side but it is not in our national security interests to let those images become icons to rally against the U.S.
The president made the decision after consulting with national security team
"Who was shooting at U.S. commandos?" Can't release any more classified data. Sorry.
No further details on the operation will be coming from the White House
Yesterday's account will stand -- end of story
Focus is now on protecting U.S. interests as we go after "other bad guys"
Bin Laden's burial considerations were considerable. He was shown far more respect than he showed to victims on 9/11 "Because that's who we are"
Our fight against terrorism is not aimed against Muslims
Bin Laden was not a Muslim, he was a mass murderer
Osama Bin Laden is dead. He will not walk this earth again. He was shot and killed Sunday night
No DNA evidence. No visual evidence at all will be released
It was a majority opinion that photos should not be released
The president decided not to speak at Ground Zero in the wake of Bin Laden's death -- he will only lay a wreath
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