Cavuto: Release the Photos

This is a rush transcript from "Your World," May 4, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


You can't handle the truth!!

And if President Obama is right, the world can't handle pictures of a dead Usama bin Laden.

So he's not releasing such photos.

The president telling "60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft that it would be a mistake...that, and I quote, "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway."

But more, the president says their release would only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.

Ummmm...last time I checked public opinion in the Middle East has been inflamed for a while.

Tunisia. Egypt. Syria. Yemen. Libya...just me, but I think you can cancel that concern, Mister President.

But here's the line that really got me.

"Imagine," the president said, "How the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders and put photos of the body on the internet."

Ummm...Mister President.

They did. They have a lot.

And the Americans needn't even be military.

And by the way they needn’t be dead.

They can be seen graphically and ghoulishly being made dead.

Talk to Daniel Pearl's widow. She'll tell you.

The guys who killed him didn't much seem concerned about inflaming us.

Maybe you should be more concerned providing some closure for us.

Not a trophy of war.

But final maybe a final closing snapshot from a war.

We’re not idiots.

We know the war's not over.

But forgive the schlubs among us who want to see some tangible reminder the guy who started this gone.

There's something very elitist about saying "I have something you don't have, I know something you don't know, and I know best what you can handle."

Trust us Mister President we have strong stomachs.

We’ve listened to your vice president lots of times.

Look I respect how you're looking out for angry Muslims.

It just seems a pity you're not nearly as eager to look out for even angrier...Americans.