The Internet has turned many people into complete voyeurs.
There are those of us (myself included) who have "Two Girls, One Cup," "One Man, One Jar," and "Bathtub Girl" - to say nothing of the craziness that is Rotten.com and Ogrish.com - seared into our unconscious, never to be wholly expunged.
President Obama's decision to bar the release of the video and pictures of Osama bin Laden's death was, in my opinion, the correct one. It was correct for the following reasons:
1. We're already vilified as a pack of heartless ghouls who torture, humiliate and slaughter indiscriminately. We don't need to gloat like that.
2. The pictures, even sanitized, will only inflame those people who want to make Osama a martyr. These people are easily inflamed - just burn a Koran and see if you don't believe me.
3. Idiots in this country will immediately screech that the pictures and video are forgeries, part of a Mammoth Conspiracy that covers both political parties, all political persuasions, and extends all the way back to President Obama's conception by time-tripping Commie space aliens. Remember that we still have cretins loudly proclaiming that we didn't land on the Moon and that the Earth was created 6,000 years ago - there's no amount of proof that will pierce the defensive shield that is their private delusion pattern.
My two cents on the matter.