Last night John Stewart went against popular liberal opinion by suggesting that the White House should release the photos of the deceased Osama bin Laden.
"The extremists over there already hate us, and I don't know if you know this, but the Muslim world sees pretty graphic images of people we kill on purpose or accidentally all the time." Stewart stated.
Stewart's argument was similar to Rush Limbaugh's response:
"And what is all this newfound concern here? (sigh) Recruiting additional terrorists? They hate us anyway. They can't hate us any more than they do. Now, these photos, if you ask me, ought to be released because we want to see them. That's a good enough reason right there." Limbaugh stated.
It's highly possible that Stewart was merely being satirical or sarcastic striking a populist note for the sake of his show.
But later in the show, Stewart offered a more serious thought. "Maybe we should always show pictures. Bin Laden, pictures of our wounded service people, pictures of maimed innocent civilians... we can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is."