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Pentagon Releases 200 Photos of Prisoner Abuse, Keeps Thousands Under Lock And Key


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Pentagon Releases 200 Photos of Prisoner Abuse, Keeps Thousands Under Lock And Key

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The Pentagon on Friday was forced to release nearly 200 photographs of bruises, lacerations, and other injuries inflicted on prisoners presumably by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The record-dump was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request and nearly 12 years of litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which fought to expose the Bush-era torture.


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Like hairballs, DOD needs to cough them all up.


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These photos will come in handy later, when Bernie has won the nomination. Now the primary objective is defeating Hillary by a convincing margin.
So keep the pics. in the fridge and refresh them, when they can be used for greater advantage.


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The War Dept. only released the least damaging photos. But the fact that they released a few shows that despite a fascist SCOTUS, there could still be some semblance of law in America.


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"We have met the enemy and he is us"........Pogo

http://www.antiwar.com/news/?articleid=8560


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If publication of the photos would "harm national security," then national security was especially "harmed" when those acts of torture were first threatened, then most grievously every single time torture was inflicted.

Harm to national security was compounded during those cocky photo shoots, again whenever the photos were privately "consulted" by top brass, particularly when shared online as drunken entertainment by boastful henchmen and privates no-class.

Over years as the printed photos didn't dare move, cold in their metal drawers collecting weight in the dark, layers of harm to national security festered and oozed.

Torture victims, the ones that survived at least, so harmed national security with their piercing cries and accumulated injuries that our body politic now lies bruised and beaten, suffering from massive insecurity.

Ouch.


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Our corporate media will be wringing its hands for several minutes, and then it'll be back to the comforting distractions.


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The worst in history? Are you kidding? What about Hitler, Chairman Mao, or Stalin, just to name a few..


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"And while troubling, attorneys say that even more problematic is the roughly 1,800 photographs that the government refused to disclose."
Of course, the photo's of ones that are maimed for life or dead.


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Hey now! We the people ARE the govt. Our tax dollars pay the salaries, pay for the cameras, finance the atrocities, etc, etc.......... We the people own those photographs. As a disable veteran from the Vietnam fiasco, I have witnessed first hand what we are capable of. As I understand it, the military is funded directly from federal income tax. Simple solution. Cut out the middle man and pay that tax directly to where it is desperately needed. It really is not that difficult of a task, just takes a little creative thinking. Those folks that are directing all of "this" will never pay for with their own money. Thank you and blessing and peace be with you and yours. Tom Evans


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My mistake. It's a tough call, but I would have to say that Bush II was the worst abuser of human rights.