(Politico) — Mitt Romney said Thursday that he agrees with President Barack Obama’s decision not to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s dead body.

“It’s best not to release the photo because it has the potential to incite retaliatory violence against Americans,” Romney, the nominal front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said in a statement to POLITIO. . . .

The tone of Romney’s statement on the issue is much less bombastic than some other Republican presidential hopefuls. On Wednesday, former Sarah Palin tweeted that Obama should stop “pussy-footing” on the issue.

“No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission,” she said on Twitter.