Palin: Not releasing photo of bin Laden's body is 'pussy-footing around'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized President Obama's decision not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse. 

Palin, a potential presidential candidate and frequent critic of Obama, called it an example of "pussy-footing around."

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She tweeted:

Show photo as warning to others seeking America's destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it's part of the mission

The administration tussled with the decision on whether to release the photos, which have been described as "gruesome," to prove to skeptics that bin Laden is in fact dead in order to provide a measure of closure.

During a speech in Colorado earlier this week, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee referenced the swirling debate over "questions about the burial, about the photos."

But she expressed confidence that "these [details] will be disclosed, we must trust."

Palin did not mention Obama by name during her speech at Colorado Christian University, but she did thank "the president" and described his "decisive leadership" in ordering the attack on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.