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Friday, October 27

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Child Rape Photos

Oh no. I don't ever want to see these pictures (because I already hate the war), but read the story. Excerpt follows.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of certain pictures in a 50-page decision that said terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven they "do not need pretexts for their barbarism."

~snip~

What is shown on the photographs and videos from Abu Ghraib prison that the Pentagon has blocked from release? One clue: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress last year, after viewing a large cache of unreleased images, "I mean, I looked at them last night, and they're hard to believe." They show acts "that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhumane," he added.

A Republican Senator suggested the same day they contained scenes of "rape and murder." Rumsfeld then commented, "If these are released to the public, obviously it's going to make matters worse."
If they are "blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhumane" it would make matters worse (if they can get any worse). What say you?

hat tip to reader, Patriot

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