Abu Ghraib Photos: Round 2

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Late last night federal judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled in favor of the ACLU, ordering the government to release 4 videos and 144 pictures of torture committed at Abu Ghraib. The judge gave the Army one month to release the videos and photos to the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act.

In an ironic twist, the government argued against the release of the photos and videos claiming that their release would be in violation of the Geneva Convention. This is an interesting argument considering jailing these people and torturing them is clearly a violation of the Geneva Convention.

I am starting to hear alot of people express displeasure over this ruling, asking: "Why stir things up now?" People have actually used the excuse that releasing this information will put our troops in harms way. To this I say who cares! Bush put them in harm's way by sending them to war, and if they are involved in torture and degradation of humans, then they deserve to be put into harm's way.

This is not about politics; this is about getting to the truth. The earlier photos of Lynndie England pointing at men's genitalia is Dr. Suess type stuff compared to what is in these 144 pictures and 4 videos. Honestly, America, if we are torturing and perpetrating perverse sexual acts onto these people then we deserve what we get. Think about it. These are supposed to be our so-called heroes, torturing men and boys, then taking pictures and videos like it's some kind of sick vacation. Look in the mirror, America. We reap what we sow.


hazey-jane said...

its a disgrace; it undermines everything america is trying to accomplish in the world.

these rabid idiots should be locked up and made an example of. the administration, by trying to block the release, is again showing that its one rule for the rest of the world and another for us.

*shakes head in disgust*

From a legal perspective, if putting people in harm's way is a defense to releasing information, we are on our way to a dictatorship.

Jon Blaze said...

Put it all out there. Obviously if its a problem it needs to STOP not be swept under the rug. Expose these freaks. It's disgusting. If you don't want to jeopordize our position of "humanity and liberty" then don't do X rated porn crap like this. Is Ron Jeremy in charge?

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