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Who Was Watching Porn at the OBL Compound?

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"fairly extensive"

Osama bin Laden watching himself on television.

David Harsanyi first pointed this out over on the blog. But it can't be ignored on the front page. It just can't.

Many have been calling for the photos taken of bin Laden at his compound to be released to the public. Now, there is another cache of images to surface from the raid. These are apparently graphic, too, and include videos. But they are quite different from the OBL death photos. According to Reuters, U.S. military men uncovered a large cache of porn:

The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.

For a man who hated the evils of America and the West, the cache is more than ironic. But according to some, it's more common than you might think:

Three other U.S. officials familiar with evidence gathered during investigations of other Islamic militants said the discovery of pornography is not uncommon in such cases.

At The Atlantic, John Hudson writes that this news confirms the theories floating around the internet after the raid:

In the days following the raid, when it was reported that the Navy SEALs uncovered a trove hard drives, a popular prediction on Twitter and the blogosphere was porn. Looks like that may have come true.

Daniel Foster over at NRO says, "It’s almost too good to spoil with comment." He's right. But go ahead anyway.

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