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Twitter Reacts To The News That Obama Won’t Release Bin Laden Death Pics

This afternoon the Obama White House tossed ice cold water all over the internet’s throbbing hard-on for Osama Bin Laden death photos. At his daily briefing with the media, White House press secretary Jay Carney read a quote about the matter that the president gave to a crew from “60 Minutes” earlier in the day.

“We’ve done DNA sampling and testing, and so there is no doubt that we killed Osama bin Laden. It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool. That’s not who we are. We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies. The fact of the matter is, this was somebody who was deserving of the — of the justice that he received, and I think Americans and people around the world are glad that he is gone. But we don’t need to spike the football.”

Naturally, the chattering classes had plenty to say about this, and when the modern chattering class takes to chattering, it does so on Twitter. So I compiled a few reactions I ran across — some funny, some profound, some exceedingly stupid — and placed them in a slideshow, JUST FOR YOU GUYS!

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