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US military braces for release of detainee photos
BREITBART.COM ^ | Apr 28 05:17 PM US/Eastern | BREITBART.COM

Posted on 04/28/2009 4:04:10 PM PDT by fuzzybutt

The US Defense Department said Tuesday it is weighing how best to manage the imminent release of photos showing abuse of detainees amid concern about an international backlash. The Pentagon announced last week it had agreed to release hundreds of photos from US-run prisons in Iraq and elsewhere in response to a long-running lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The photos were used as evidence in criminal investigations of US soldiers accused of abusing detainees in the "war on terror" during president George W. Bush's administration.

"There is an extensive effort underway in this building, and in Central Command, and in Iraq and Afghanistan ... to determine the best way in which to share these photos with the public," Defense Department press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters.

He said the photos, which date from 2001 to 2006, would not show a systematic pattern of abuse and that such cases were the exception.

"I think it needs to be put in perspective that these, ultimately, represent a very small percentage, a minute percentage of the overall interactions that our forces have had with detainees," Morrell said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; detainee; lawsuit; military; photos; rendition
I do not even know what to say except goodby America, I really loved ya.
1 posted on 04/28/2009 4:04:11 PM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: fuzzybutt

the “war on terror”...


2 posted on 04/28/2009 4:05:32 PM PDT by demsux
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To: fuzzybutt

may the cluster-f*ck clown shoed SOB’s in the media and the democratic party (same thing) be the very FIRST ones to die next time we are hit...


3 posted on 04/28/2009 4:07:00 PM PDT by wheresmycheckbarry?
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To: fuzzybutt

WHY ?

This is Pointless. We have Hardware like tanks, “Cameras” and the Al Queda Enemy does not take Pictures that the MSM will let us see....they are too violent to show the Public.

Americans can handle the Truth, but when it is this ONE SIDED it is NOT the Truth...its Propaganda, pure one sided Propagand.


4 posted on 04/28/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: fuzzybutt

WHY ?

This is Pointless. We have Hardware like tanks, “Cameras” and the Al Queda Enemy does not take Pictures that the MSM will let us see....they are too violent to show the Public.

Americans can handle the Truth, but when it is this ONE SIDED it is NOT the Truth...its Propaganda, pure one sided Propaganda.


5 posted on 04/28/2009 4:08:42 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: fuzzybutt
ACLU...

I got your pictures right here ya f@#$@#% hippies.


6 posted on 04/28/2009 4:10:13 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: fuzzybutt
The ACLU need to be held responsible for anyone who gets harmed over this B.S.


7 posted on 04/28/2009 4:10:42 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: fuzzybutt

Were any of the soldiers who “abused” detainees prosecuted for their actions?

Just wondering.


8 posted on 04/28/2009 4:11:13 PM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: fuzzybutt

Well, I for one, want to see the film on the shooting of the pirates, Daniel Pearl’s unedited beheading, the jumpers of 9-11, the contract workers who were burned, disfigured and dragged through the streets of Fallujah and hung from the bridge shown repeatedly over and over again as the media will do with this pictures of so-called torture that our military conducted. I hate these people for turning our country into a whimpy image to the world. Let them see what the world does to our people when they get the chance.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 4:13:20 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: darkwing104

When the jihadis resume attacks on American soil, using these photos as the excuse, every ACLU office should be overrun with folks dragging the scumbags into the street to pay for what they’ve done. But it won’t happen, the right will be blamed for “starting this war”. Mark my words.


10 posted on 04/28/2009 4:14:10 PM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: wheresmycheckbarry?

My thoughts exactly. May the first plane that hits get the Capitol.


11 posted on 04/28/2009 4:14:15 PM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: fuzzybutt

Obama’s decision is putting our armed forces in even greater danger. He’s putting the head of every military man and woman on the chopping block. Our enemies don’t put panties on heads for torture unless those heads are no longer attached to the body. With friends like Obama, we don’t need no stinkin’ enemies.


12 posted on 04/28/2009 4:14:36 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: fuzzybutt

Anybody else thinking “Wag the Dog”? Why weren’t these released before? Are there going to be in the future?


13 posted on 04/28/2009 4:14:53 PM PDT by McGruff (The only good RINO is a former RINO.)
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To: fuzzybutt

So who took the pictures and why? There are too many pictures for the military to claim they didn’t know they were being taken.


14 posted on 04/28/2009 4:17:25 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: McGruff

Good point. All future interrogations ought to be televised for our military’s protection and so there is no question they are being treated with kid gloves then when the next attack happens they can be reviewed again for the mistakes that have been made that caused loss of American life.


15 posted on 04/28/2009 4:18:51 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: andyandval
Look real close, ACLU you worthless pos.

Photobucket

16 posted on 04/28/2009 4:19:00 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: wheresmycheckbarry?

I feel your anger So help me God I will blame every person who voted for that lame ass sissy boy. The blood of every service member and US citizen killed by one of those filthy bastards is on their hands.


17 posted on 04/28/2009 4:19:15 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Snoopers-868th

Don’t forget the Soldiers or were they Marines who were captured in Iraq then tortured and mutilated. I am gonna start cursing sheesh.


18 posted on 04/28/2009 4:20:48 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: angcat

probably won’t be a plane next time...probably lots of small incidents at malls, shopping centers, schools etc...its frightening to think about...I miss Dubya....I don’t miss EVERYTHING about him..but I missed knowing that this country was on the lookout...NOW, we have a homosexual illegal alien in the WH who has basically presented the key to all of our cities to the muzzies....may they all burn in hell...guess thinking this way makes me a fantatic extremist according to that c**t who sent out the memo


19 posted on 04/28/2009 4:21:40 PM PDT by wheresmycheckbarry?
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To: wheresmycheckbarry?
I hear ya and I am just as frustrated and miserable about all this.
20 posted on 04/28/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: joesjane

I think Obama wants Americans to die. It is not that big a stretch.


21 posted on 04/28/2009 4:23:53 PM PDT by modest proposal (We got short-changed.)
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To: modest proposal

I agree with your statement. If he doesn’t thin the herd via the economy he will do it with our enemies.


22 posted on 04/28/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: fuzzybutt
Why was this just left lying around for these Communists to use for propaganda?
23 posted on 04/28/2009 4:27:18 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: demsux
the “war on terror”...

The War on America...
24 posted on 04/28/2009 4:37:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: modest proposal

I agree completely. My hubby is in Afghanistan. This stuff is really starting to piss me off.


25 posted on 04/28/2009 4:39:04 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Snoopers-868th

He went to a church for 10 years that said we needed some chickens to come home and roost to damn us.

Obama is actively recruiting these chickens every day. And taking air force 1 out on expensive terror joy rides at the same time.


26 posted on 04/28/2009 4:53:45 PM PDT by modest proposal (We got short-changed.)
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To: fuzzybutt

Here’s how the enemy treats captured Americans who are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Daniel Pearl beheading video
http://www.aliennationreport.com/pg5.html

Liberal response? Lets go after more Americans for getting intel. from well fed and cared for enemies of America who behead, cut off hands, feet and much much more. I could post many many more instances of beheadings but it wouldn’t matter one bit to Obama, his corrupt inner circle or his political hacks unless they themselves or someone they care about were to end up at the mercy of these ruthless animals. Releasing these videos and out interrogation techniques will do nothing to change the enemy’s tactics, not one bit.


27 posted on 04/28/2009 5:31:53 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: fuzzybutt

This is an act of treason!

The US President is not supposed to take actions that will harm this country!


28 posted on 04/29/2009 6:34:46 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Reagan69
"Were any of the soldiers who “abused” detainees prosecuted for their actions?"

Without exception, ALL of the photographs being released were used as evidence in trials of Americans for abusing the prisoners. That's the rub to the absurdity of this whole thing....

29 posted on 04/29/2009 6:37:52 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: CodeToad
This is an act of treason!

Treason has been meaningless since BJ Clinton's day.

There's nobody left willing to enforce it.

30 posted on 04/29/2009 6:38:10 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: fuzzybutt
What are these photos going to show?

Prisoners being fed bacon for breakfast?

sw

31 posted on 04/29/2009 6:38:12 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: fuzzybutt
While the barking moonbats are anxiously awaiting this SM pornfest, they forget that the average Americans in the middle really don't want to see this stuff. The latter group is glad we're not doing it anymore, but they just don't have that foam-at-the-mouth reaction that the "jail Bush and his cronies" crowd feels.

We'll get out of this alright. When libs bring this stuff up at backyard parties to get a reaction, just say you've seen the Nick Berg beheading video, and it's not like the quick swift theatrical thing that people might have seen on Masterpiece Theatre when one of Henry VIII's wives got it. Then say that dribbling a bit of water in somebody's face looks pretty tame by comparision.

You'll drive the libs nuts, and the mushy middle will see them for what they are.

32 posted on 04/29/2009 6:48:50 AM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: andyandval; All
Freepers, I'm trying to get a response going. I'm sure these "torture" photos will be posted here....which is a good thing. When that time comes, I hope that everyone who has pics available of the horrors of 9/11 posts one for every one "torture" photo.

There are also unspeakable 9/11 pics available that cannot and should not be displayed on this forum. Few people have seen them or even know they exist. I hope that for every "torture" pic posted, that someone puts up a link to these horrible photos.

I hope that for every "torture" photo displayed that someone posts a picture of returning military coffins, of a widow receiving a flag at a graveside, of some of the wounded at Walter Reed hospital, of that little boy saluting at his military dad's funeral, of Obama refusing to put his hand over his heart for the Pledge.

Let's prepare to do this now. Yes, I'm calling for a freep against pure evil. I'm sure we'll get national attention if we do this, however, this is not the point. The point is we're not going to lie down and take this anymore from a government that's DECLARED WAR ON US AND YET IS COZYING UP TO OUR MORTAL ENEMIES!.

Let the freeper who posts the first "torture" photo start the thread. Space them out so we can intersperse a photo of a jumper from the Trade Tower and so on down the line.

Let's be prepared for this sick and abominable act of photographic violence against our people.

Let's not react....let's be like our historical Minutemen and be totally prepared for the minute the photos are released and are posted here.

Anyone with me on this?

Leni

33 posted on 04/29/2009 7:00:39 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Hit "FReeper Convention" on Top of "Latest Posts" page for Fla. Post-Convention Report and Photos.)
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To: MinuteGal
Someone can post before and after photo's of Nick Berg. That should make a point.

sw

34 posted on 04/29/2009 7:04:49 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: modest proposal
Perhaps Zero wants this to happen again:


35 posted on 04/29/2009 7:11:14 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: spectre
Point well taken!

Leni

36 posted on 04/29/2009 7:12:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Hit "FReeper Convention" on Top of "Latest Posts" page for Fla. Post-Convention Report and Photos.)
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To: MinuteGal
I forgot to respond to your post...sorry for the late answer.

Count me in.

Ping me if you see a post regarding the release of these photos.

If you would...thanks.

37 posted on 05/07/2009 2:45:14 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: andyandval
Will do.

Leni

38 posted on 05/07/2009 5:37:35 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I am with you! Don’t have any photos to post but will sure help keep the thread going! Will also send out the thread link to many, many people!


39 posted on 05/07/2009 9:49:48 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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