The PJ Tatler

Inhofe: Bin Laden photos 'gruesome'

Sen. James Inhofe has seen the Osama bin Laden death photos and describes a nasty scene.

The first member of Congress to view them according to “Fox Report” anchor Shepard Smith was Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe appeared on Smith’s show and told him that the photos are “gruesome.”

“They are gruesome, of course, because it was taken right after the incident,” he said. “And so, of the 12, three of them were older pictures so that we could actually compare what he looked like when he had the black beard and what he looked like after he was killed. And that was part — the good way of making that presentation. Then they had some of his ear. Now, what had happened in those, I couldn’t tell whether the bullet went through the ear and out the eye cavity or through the eye and out the ear because a lot of brains were draped out from the socket. But it clearly — what we saw there was it was him. There is no question he was dead. But, the more revealing pictures really were the ones on the USS Vinson and the North Arabian Sea.”

Inhofe also describes the wound as looking as if the bullet “detonated,” but from the sound of it, that’s typical of an exit wound. They are usually larger than entry wounds. Inhofe also said bin Laden was only wearing “underwear” when he was sent off to meet his 72 virgins.