From which direction was bin Laden shot?

Senator not sure from photos

TULSA - More people are starting to see photos of Osama Bin Laden's body.

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe was the first member of Congress to view them.

Fifteen images were shown during a secure briefing with the Senator.

"It's a little easier for me to talk to people and say what I've seen. I felt like I owed that to my constituents," Sen. Inhofe (R) said.

He talked with 2NEWS via Skype from Washington, D.C. after seeing them.

He said several of the photos were taken inside the compound where Bin Laden was killed.

"The bullet either went in the ear and out the eyeball or in the eyeball and out the ear," he said.

The senator said the most identifying photos were taken onboard the USS Carl Vinson.

That's the aircraft carrier where Bin Laden's body was cleaned before the burial at sea.

"It's easier to identify who it is by looking at those shots," he said.

Senator Inhofe told 2NEWS he didn't have doubts before and he doesn't now.

He said some of the pictures are graphic. But he continues to rally for at least one of them to be released to the public.

"I just want to make sure that the people are entitled to and have a picture that they can look at and say he's dead," Sen. Inhofe said.

The Obama administration has said a release could spark retaliation.

Senator Inhofe calls that a "phony argument."

"Since 9/11 there have been 32 attacks on America that we stopped through our intelligence. They would do anything they could to kill everyone of us who's watching right now if they could. But this isn't going to make them try anymore, they're trying right now anyway," he said.

The office of Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren (D) told 2NEWS he is expected to view the photos sometime this week.

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