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Defense Department's Legal Bid to Suppress Detainee Abuse Photos Reaches 'Line in the Sand'


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Defense Department's Legal Bid to Suppress Detainee Abuse Photos Reaches 'Line in the Sand'

A years-long legal battle to compel the Department of Defense to release over 2,000 photos depicting abuse and torture of detainees in U.S. custody may have reached a critical moment on Wednesday.


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We have to understand that we can not expect our enemies to tone down torture and murder when we do the same things. When we attack innocent civilians with drones (i.e. with perhaps the highest form of terrorism) can we expect our enemies not to terrorize us. I understand everyone wants revenge but revenge is one of the worst crimes. It is no better than the original crime. We obviously need to arrest and hold people responsible but normal jails are all that is necessary. Further for those jailed there needs to be a formal hearing. We won't release people who shouldn't be released but lots of the people imprisoned were merely low level people following orders.Does a chauffeur deserve torture and long term imprisonment. We would complain miserably if a similar person from our services were tortured and imprisoned by our enemies.


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Well put, but let us not forget that not only is such barbaric treatment wrong, but it is clearly in violation of national and international law as well. Obama seems to feel that he and his minions are exempt from those laws as well as the oath of office he betrays. It is the US that needs "regime change!" yet all we see on the horizon is "Hillary the Horrible."


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They act as if we owe Hillary the position as president.
This is why there should be a very intense campaign to
have a challenge to Hillary in the coming democratic primary
election.