Originally Posted by Numinous
Anyone correct me if I'm mistaken, but anyone on the organization that shows/might show interest in the execution/remains should have the means to perform an investigation/autopsy or at least get access to the results of the investigation/autopsy.
As Mibs said, it wasn't an execution. It was a firefight, started in retaliation to Osama and/or his cohorts reaching for weapons. This is the official report, and, for once, I'm going to take my government's word for it. Brennan (assistant to Homeland Security, in case anyone doesn't know) was very open about details of the operation, such as the contingency that Osama would willingly surrender. So, it wasn't a simple "GET IN THERE AND FUCK HIS SHIT UP." It was an operation to eliminate Osama, either through deadly force or apprehending him. Osama's actions prompted the SEALs to go with Plan A, which was put a bullet through his dome.
As for autopsy, oh boy. Could you imagine the political and cultural backlash from the extremist Muslim community from "desecrating" his body? It's "bad" enough that the USA (USA! USA! USA!) finally killed him. But if the USA performed the autopsy or if the USA handed the body over to be dissected? I'd rather not step on al Qaeda's toes like that. Also, the only organizations that would be interested in such a thing are terrorist cells. I don't think America openly deals with terrorists. Pakistan, and the international community, will get the results when the American government figures it all out and releases the info itself. Yes, it will have a lot of black highlighter on the paper. But it's definitely better than nothing.