(Warning: This post links to the Wikipedia page about Che Guevara, which contains a disturbing image.)
President Obama has chosen not to release the photos of bin Laden’s body, although they will almost certainly be leaked by somebody, if they haven’t been already.
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, there is a serious risk involved with releasing the photos. When the Bolivian government killed Che Guevara, they opted to display his body to the press. Bad idea. People started comparing it to famous depictions of the body of Christ for some reason. We don’t want to spark similar martyring impulses among the radicals. (Then again, why worry what fanatics will think?)
On the other hand, I don’t like the idea of the government withholding information from people. It’s a tough call.