Obama Opposes Releasing Photos of U.S. Detainee Abuse

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    In a sharp reversal, the White House announced Wednesday the administration will not release hundreds of photos potentially showing U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    A senior administration official told FOX News that President Obama told his legal advisers last week that he did not feel comfortable with the release of the photos because he believes they would endanger U.S. troops, and that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented in federal court.

    "Obama would be the last to excuse the actions depicted in these photos," the official said. "That is why the Department of Defense investigated these cases, and why individuals have been punished through prison sentences, discharges and a range of other punitive measures.

    "But the president strongly believes that the release of these photos, particularly at this time, would only serve the purpose of inflaming the theaters of war, jeopardizing U.S. forces, and making our job more difficult in places like Iraq and Afghanistan," reads a statement from the White House.











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    finally he makes the right choice!
     
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    Obama seeks to block release of abuse photos | TPM News Pages
     
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    I think that's good news! :clap2:
     
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    Probably...but it makes you wonder why we ever did something we have to hide from ourselves. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Two things immediately strike me about this story.

    1. Who is the stupid retard taking pictures.

    and

    2. Obama really can be quite a pussy.
     
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    Except they're not really hidden, just classified and yet on the record.

    I'm just glad they will be kept from being fodder for the media.
     
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    Is protecting those on the ground a pussy act? If so, why?
     
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    Ain't it great. He still has to cover up for the misdeeds and crimes under the Bush regime.

    If he does nothing to follow up on any investigation into possible warcrimes and civil crimes committed by members of the Cheney/Bush fuckup, he assumes part of the guilt and blame for them.

    Torture is a war crime. We have signed laws against torture. Waterboarding has been torture since the Catholics used it in the Spanish inquisition.

    Love the way the lying right now states it isn't torture even though we executed our enemies for doing it to US.

    Total hypocrits and moral cowards.
     
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    I don't buy that line of reasoning...one bit.


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    So you think he made that up. Why do you think he decided against it?
     

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