Worst political gaffes of 2011
"Let me assure you that he is dead, that bin Laden is dead. I have seen the photos and, in fact, we've received the briefings and we'll continue to get the briefings."
- US Senator Scott Brown
During a series of media interviews on May 4, the Massachusetts Republican - a member of Senate Armed Services Committee and a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard - argued that photos of the dead Al Qaeda leader should not be released to the public because they were too graphic.