Posted by | May 13, 2009 11:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

On May 28, at least 44 photographs of supposed abusive interrogations will won’t be released.  Interrogation transcripts may also become available.

 

“This will constitute visual proof that, unlike the Bush administration’s claim, the abuse was not confined to Abu Ghraib and was not aberrational,” said Amrit Singh, an ACLU lawyer.

 

Of course the right wing is objecting, saying this will empower al Qaeda and hurt America’s image.  The former VP’s daughter, Liz Cheney, went so far as to say that the release of this information shows Obama is siding with the terrorists.

 

CHENEY: Clearly you know what they are doing is releasing images that show American military men and women in a very negative light. And I have heard from families of service members, from families of 9/11 victims, this question about, you know, when did it become so fashionable for us to side, really, with the terrorists?  You know, for us to put information out that hurts American soldiers and you know President Obama has a lot of sort-of rhetoric about support for American military families and support for our men and women who are fighting overseas; but  you knowif he really cares about them he wouldn’t be making such an effort you know to release photos that show them in a negative light.

 

At 3:58 in:

 


So, it’s not torturing other human beings that hurts our country and energizes al Qaeda.  It’s pictures of torture that do it.  We don’t mind breaking the law. We just don’t want the evidence to be seen.


UPDATE:  Obama now says he’ll delay the release of torture photos.

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