Washington Post needs to sell more papers?

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    So this morning the Washington Post is trumpeting "more exclusive pics and video from Abu Ghraib"

    When is enough enough?

    We all know what happened.

    We all have seen the "old" pics day in and day out.

    What purpose is there in keeping this as the main story of the day?

    And more importantly, how do they keep getting "classified" info?

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    because new stories of abuse come out every day. a week ago, did we know that prisoners were being punched and kicked or ridden like horses? a week ago did we know that soldiers were posing with the corpses of prisoners that had died during interrogations? Instead of whining and complaining about how the media continues to drag this shit out on a daily basis, why don't you push for one massive release of all the photos's videos', and statements of investigation and then we can punish all of those guilty (because we know its way more than just 7 people involved) and that way its all over with.
     
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    Frankly, if you were watching the news when this all came out, we did know that they were posing with dead bodies, etc. (I saw those photos on fox a long time ago). Also, by publishing (releasing) the photos, we are violating the Geneva Convention. The media is trying to have it both ways....

    The info is out there. The media is the one that is releasing it in dribs and drabs. They want to drag this out as long as they can.
     
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    I am all for the release of everything BECAUSE if they are not, the media will continue to dribble out a picture or two every few days to keep the story alive right up to the election. IMO anyone who thinks the release of info by in the manner that they are releasing it is not politically motivated is mistaken.
     
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    It's pretty obvious to anybody what kind of stuff went on there. If you can't fill in the blanks without the pictures, I can't help you there. What purpose would releasing all of the pictures serve? Everything that has come out so far has been leaked according to the Geneva Conventions. And why does this all have to be tried in the court of "public opinion"? What more do you want? It's being investigated. I'll stop whining now.
     
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    It might have something to do with the pundits doing nothing but calling these 'frat pranks' or hazings. prisoners were killed over there and so far the only thing I've heard about punishment was the guy got reduced in rank and a discharge. thats a pretty light sentence for murder. Maybe if the full scope of what happened was actually acknowledged instead of glossed over as 'a few individuals' then the media really wouldn't have anything to be grandiose about.
     
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    Actually I think you are mistaken. The post releases the photo's and statements as they get them. Where do you think they are coming from? Do you think they have a stack of them in a big safe in the basement?

    More to the point, the sadistic, cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners in the custody of the US military was not carried out to influence the election. If the chaotic mess in Iraq costs dubya the election, so be it. He make the bed.
     
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    The reality as I see it is this:

    The abuse happened. It was reported and investigations were started. In January, the press and the public was told this happened. All was quiet until CBS decided to air their piece including the photos. Then the proverbial shit hit the fan. 1 soldier was court marshalled and others have been charged. The investigation is ongoing. It's not over yet.

    I don't think the photos should have been released at that point in time. Maybe later on, but not while the invesigation was ongoing. What was the motivation for someone leaking the photos to CBS? It had to have been political by someone who is "anti-war". What other rational reason is there? The same goes for the new crop of photos and videos that the Post is running now. This side of the story is purely political.

    As for Rush and his "frat boy" take on it, there is no defense to that. While he has some good points occasionally, he looks like a real ass for saying that. The government bungled this whole thing from the time CBS aired the photos.
     
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    I have heard very few defend the physical treatment of the prisoners including our president. As far as it costing him the election.....dont you wish.
     
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    There has only been one person court-matialed up to this point. He as sentenced to a year in prison, reduced in rank and given a dishonorable discharge.

     

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