As we noted in today’s First Word, the CIA is now allowing members of the House and Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees to view the classified pictures showing Osama bin Laden after he was killed in last week’s raid. The decision on whether to actually look at the photographs has been split… and not along party lines.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) are among those who say they want to see the pictures. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) do not. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who was among those pushing President Obama to release the photos publicly, has not decided. Which brings us to an unofficial, unscientific poll we invite you to take part in below.