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We're approaching a marking -- one year since the US led raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a federal judge has just blocked the conservative group's request for the release of more photos of video from that operation.
Of course the feds did release some images from inside the terror leader's compound including this picture it was -- -- watching the television box there.
Judicial watch filed a lawsuit but the Justice Department argued that the images of Osama is dead body or classified a federal judge agreed.
And Catherine Herridge is covering the story from Washington today this conservative bunch expect to could appeal this thing or what's the plan that we don't.
Well that's for the president judicial watch kept telling Fox News that they have already appealed the decision in this 29 page -- the federal judge wrote quote.
A pitcher may be worth a thousand words in perhaps moving pictures -- an even higher value.
Get in this case verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama bin Laden we'll have to suffice for this court will not ordered the release of anything more.
CIA and Defense Department officials including the admiral who oversaw the raid told the court -- releasing more images could incite violence against US forces.
Judicial watch maintained that they never sought to identify the seals or compromise their methods claiming there is no provision under the law to keep the documents secret.
We think the -- wrong and we obviously think the Obama administration's wrong.
You know frankly if the Obama administration was so concerned about bin Laden's killing offending the terrorists why I think making it a centerpiece of their campaign.
So the bottom line here with the appeal is that we could be looking at this trekking on through the second anniversary show.
And for the first time we're seeing a memo that got the ball rolling on that operation right.
Wasn't just today we obtain this handwritten memo by then CIA director Leon Panetta after got the go ahead for the raid from the White House.
This is the piece of Paper and the writing has been described his -- because I chicken scratch rather.
The letter that started they raid that killed bin Laden it's dated April 26 of 2011.
And it says there was a phone call from the White House saying the president had made the decision on AC one that was the acronym for be -- bot -- -- compound.
The direction was to go in there to get the -- and if he was not there.
To get out this memo first was carried by time magazine and they reported that then Defense Secretary Gates and the vice president had reservations about the operation -- And airs live -- Katherine thanks with a -- a former CIA Covert operations.
Officer Mike Bair.
-- -- -- -- -- He is the president of global intelligence security from.
Confirmed diligence LLC certainly good news -- -- answered anything what is it that I'll answer to anything mental I know the feeling that -- a so I don't know al-Qaeda doesn't do much anymore than any -- or made any tips in the United States -- long long long time right.
Well still that it is still -- we have week in them significantly.
It's it's a little confusing when that Justice Department argues that -- -- death photos are are classified.
Essentially today guy and I've got some holes and he will incite others to violence it will inflame them to some degree but I think there's another argument here you can say there's no need to release them because.
It's already confirmed that he is dead everyone has acknowledge that including al-Qaeda.
Releasing a death photo you can imagine today society when you get went up -- his picture on T shirts we'll end up with cartoons on YouTube.
It's just not necessary and it seems like it's being done for prurient interest frankly what -- is it political interest often when certain.
We have a right regrettable -- -- you know I mean -- of democratic presidents the report.
It's conservative group I mean I wondered if if who was political you could even argue well that did it again the Obama administration trying to make some hay out of this or.
We're beating the -- and a leading up to the election saying look this is one of the -- the key you know things we've done.
So maybe they would be arguing in favor but they're not they're saying we don't want these things with I think it's right not to release -- might I'd I'd be hard pressed to argue their classified.
-- -- -- Bin Laden is wives and and all the kids.
Just got with a -- trip days went on a trip to Saudi Arabia where they will live as a family the saudis thought they should live and these saudis.
They're all tight with a royal family over there all of lot of people on board the planes were saudis I mean it's Saudi Saudi Saudi and yet we're all buddy buddy with a with what what right.
There's a long history of the bin Laden family in in Saudi Arabia we have to remember that bin Laden's father that's where he made his fortune.
Using construction and a variety of other companies -- an early early days of the kingdom.
Bin Laden's father was instrumental in helping build the infrastructure that country so there is a long history there and -- a great portion of that bin Laden family that -- had nothing to do wanted nothing to do.
-- with the Osama bin Laden.
So the ideally they legacy lives well lived with him obviously as -- well -- that's going to go up there to be all protected now but you -- -- -- there are have this Stanley there under the control the Saudi -- because we still do it's dysfunctional relationship times but we have a good relationship with the saudis.
One -- we have a good and dysfunctional relationship with the saudis and outstanding is its definition of marriage is going to grade it today it is going to donate a second start about the facts everything's wonderful Mike Baker Trixie you -- see you -- thank you.
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