Lt. Col. Oliver North says he sees no need for President Barack Obama to release the photos of a dead Osama bin Laden because they could be used against Navy SEALs involved in the attack in international court. North also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday he believes that burial at sea was the right move.
"If I were one of those U.S. Navy SEALs on that operation, I would not want to have evidence that they would use against me in some kind of international criminal court,” North said. “And you and I both know that that's a kind of thing that happens in this crazy world we live in. So, not releasing the photos of bin Laden quite frankly, I think to satisfy the — and interest of a lot of different people, when we know he is dead, and there is no need to go any further about it, I don't think you need the photos.
“Well, but, again, you are dealing with an administration that is very, very politically correct. And so I'm glad that there is not a body in some memorial, you know, garden some place where people can go and rally around it and use that to instill, perhaps, more terrorism for decades to come,” North said. “I'm glad the body is gone. I don't think, quite frankly, we need to have it, you know, parked in some, as I say, memorial garden somewhere. Second of all, we know that this is a very politically correct administration. We know that he is going to take the victory lap up at ground zero tomorrow. We should have expected he would capitalize on this.
North also told Hannity that interrogation procedures implemented by President George W. Bush were probably instrumental in the operation to kill bin Laden.
“We ought to be thanking George W. Bush for having implemented those enhanced interrogation procedures, which by the way, are not torture but, nonetheless, were effective in making sure this information got started so we can conduct this operation,” North said.
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