When Jon Stewart gets serious, he makes me believe:
"Personally the best reason in my mind for releasing the photos is that we’ve been fighting this war for nearly 10 years — thousands of US deaths, tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis have died — and we’ve seen nearly zero photographic evidence of it."
"Remember how long the media had to fight to show military coffins returning from overseas? You probably don’t remember because you saw pictures of it the day they won the case and then not since."
"Maybe we should always show pictures. Bin Laden. Pictures of our wounded service people. Pictures of maimed innocent civilians. We can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is, and not as a video game where bodies quickly disappear leaving behind a shiny gold coin."
"By the way, the White House announced today it officially decided not to release the bin Laden photo. Instead, to keep it a secret, they are going to air drop it into an affluent Pakistani suburb so it won’t be found for years."