A handful of lawmakers Thursday got a private viewing of the photos of the dead Osama bin Laden after President Barack Obama decided against releasing them to the public. Rep. Michele Bachmann
, R-Minn., put it succinctly after seeing the pictures: “we got our man,” CBS News reported Friday.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Armed Services Committee, said the photos definitively proved the al Qaeda leader's death.
"Upon viewing the photos, he believes that there should be no doubt whatsoever that Osama bin Laden is indeed dead," a Lieberman spokesman. "Senator Lieberman also agrees with President Obama's decision not to release the photos."
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-O.K., told ABC News he viewed several photos, including one where he could see "where actually one of the bullets went in through the left eye and out the right ear."
"The type of ordinance, it has an explosion to it, so it did blow some of the brains, some of the material, out of the left eye cavity," he said."In a couple of them you can see through the eye cavity, you can see the inner parts of the head. Obviously I'm not a doctor, so I don't know what I was looking at, but it's pretty messy."
Bachmann said in a statement: "This morning at the CIA headquarters I saw the photos of a dead Osama bin Laden. I am convinced that this was bin Laden. We got our man."
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