Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama: 'No' to abuse pics

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Way to piss off the Left and abuse the judicial system, Mr. President.

Of course, several of the photos have already been leaked ... in 2006.

In a dramatic, high-profile reversal for his young administration, President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of 44 photographs depicting abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by small number of individuals,” the president told reporters Wednesday as he left the White House on a two-day trip to the Southwest.

“In fact,' he said, "the most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to further inflame anti-American opinion and to put our troops in greater danger.”

And, he added, distribution of the photos could also have a “chilling effect on future investigations of detainee abuse.”

Read the rest at Politico.com.

Last night, Rachel Maddow called out the president for keeping Bush W's secrets:

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