Should the White House release a death photo of Osama bin Laden?

Mandi Gosling

White House officials said they are discussing whether or not to release a death photo of Osama bin Laden.
In addition to several hard drives, computers, DVDs and flash drives seized from the Pakistani compound where he was killed,  a White House official said they have received three sets of photos that include pictures taken of Bin Laden’s body.
One is described as, “…the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face.  The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.”
Many argue the American people deserve proof that the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks is actually dead.  For some, it will bring closure, but it is unlikely to silence the conspiracy theorists.
However, many experts fear it will fan the flames with Bin Laden’s followers and increase the risk to national security.  Even a former Bush administration official said, “I hope they don’t release them. I don’t see many benefits of showing his body with a bullet in his eye, but I can see several downsides.”
Do the benefits outweigh the risks to publicly release a photo of the body of Osama bin Laden?