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  • Obama Opposes Releasing Photos of U.S. Detainee Abuse (now)

    :D Came back to bite him and others in the butt...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...etainee-abuse/

    Obama Opposes Releasing Photos of U.S. Detainee Abuse

    President Obama has decided not to release photos which the Pentagon had planned to released by May 28 in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

    President Obama has decided not to release hundreds of photos potentially showing U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

    A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama met with his legal team last week and told them 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.

    At the end of that meeting, the president directed his counsel to object to the immediate release of the photos on those grounds, the official said.

    The Pentagon had planned to release the photos by May 28 in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. That decision was made after the Justice Department lost its latest round in federal court and concluded that any further appeal probably would be fruitless.

    But on Tuesday, the president raised the issue of these photos with Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, during a White House meeting and told him of his decision to argue against this release, the official said.

    "Through his actions from the first days of his administration, the president has made it clear that the United States will hold itself and all the men and women who serve our country to the highest standards of conduct," the official said in a statement.

    "Obama would be the last to excuse the actions depicted in these photos," the official continued. "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 US forces, and making our job more difficult in places like Iraq and Afghanistan." (Not to mention that too many of his "team" were aware of the techniques being used. ;))

  • #2
    He's getting good at back-pedaling.

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    • #3
      Oh yeah, he's real good at that. He has to sides to his face and his mouth is moving on either side both saying different things. Sickening man.
      Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
      {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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      • #4
        This is all political theater to distract the so-called media from whats really happening, fascism.
        The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kenno View Post
          This is all political theater to distract the so-called media from whats really happening, fascism.
          Disagree, Kenno. BO doesn't need to distract the media, their mouths are firmly attached to his ass. He's distracting the Koolaid drinkers, must keep them sleeping so when everything crashes down around their ears, they'll be surprised and it'll be too late to do a damned thing about it.
          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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