In explaining his choice not to release the photo, Mr. Obama said that "we don't need to spike the football." He said that "given the graphic nature of these photos it would create a national security risk."
Uhm. . . yes you do Mr. President.
You need to show "the enemy" that you have contempt for him.
You need to show the world that we are not afraid of "the enemy."
You don't have to let "Islam" be the issue in this case. Osama was "the face" of Al Qaeda. Showing "the face" of Al Qaeda blasted half away with American bullets is a message that needs to be shown to the enemy and to the world.
Spike the damn ball!