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(Daily Mail-UK) Obama's bid to suppress prisoner abuse pictures fails as images are leaked
UK Daily Mail ^ | 5-15-09 | Mail Foriegn Service (They're not Telling!)

Posted on 05/15/2009 6:48:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Mr Obama fears a backlash against U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Further images purportedly from the 2,000 include one of a naked man covered in excrement with a guard standing in front of him.

Others yet to be released are alleged to show guards threatening to sexually assault a detainee with a broomstick and hooded prisoners in transport planes with copies of Playboy magazine showing naked women open on their laps.

The president had previously committed to allowing them to be seen but changed his mind after senior generals said it could place U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in greater danger.

The images were released in Australia yesterday where they were originally obtained by the television channel SBS in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

The release comes at an inopportune time for President Obama who is trying to build bridges with the Islamic world.

President Obama earlier vowed to fight to block the release of the 2,000 'inflammatory' photographs showing the abuse of prisoners by U.S. soldiers. He had previously said the administration would not oppose a court ruling demanding the release of hundreds of the classified photos.

This followed his decision to release the U.S. Justice Department memos detailing CIA interrogation methods, such as waterboarding, that he has now outlawed as torture. Aides say he changed his mind on the photos because 'he did not feel comfortable' with their release. He has asked his legal advisors to present a new case to judges saying that making the pictures public could imperil national security.

The White House legal team is now preparing for a June 9 deadline to present its case that it would be against the interests of national security to make them public.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aclu; bho44; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; enemedia; leak; obama; pelosi; pentagonleaks; torture; waterboarding
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It's becoming clear that Obama has little control over those around him.

Daily Mail has a couple of these pics up on thier site. Have I seen them before in the Abu Ghraib affair? Are the "New" pics the same as the OLD pics?

Here comes the excrement-storm, folks...

1 posted on 05/15/2009 6:48:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

“Mr Obama fears a backlash against U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Mr Obama fears a backlash against his administration from the American people for treasonous acts.

Fixed it.


2 posted on 05/15/2009 6:51:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wish just once they would find a leaker and hang him.


3 posted on 05/15/2009 6:54:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tcrlaf

Barry better watch his step before he drops into a hole he can not get out of.


4 posted on 05/15/2009 6:54:53 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Red in Blue PA

Amen.
I’m simply curious, who takes these photos? Is it just the guys there, taking them for themselves, or are they official? Having said that, with photoshop and similar programs, it’s hard to know which shots are even true these days.


5 posted on 05/15/2009 6:54:58 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I think I already called this one. This seems to be a standard practice with the Zero administration. Oppose something, then suddenly it happens out of his control.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2250812/posts


6 posted on 05/15/2009 6:56:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: tcrlaf

oh no, there’s a guy hanging upside down with a rectangle on his weiner!


7 posted on 05/15/2009 6:56:36 AM PDT by rdax
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To: tcrlaf
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8 posted on 05/15/2009 6:56:40 AM PDT by M203M4 (A rainbow-excreting government-cheese-pie-eating unicorn in every pot.)
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To: tcrlaf

Sy Hersh leaking pics to the UK papers?? Jail him then!


9 posted on 05/15/2009 6:57:09 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: cranked

I’m thinking he’s over waist deep already.


10 posted on 05/15/2009 6:57:13 AM PDT by highnoon (This whole Obama thing is like a bad, 70' made for TV movie.)
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To: tcrlaf

I knew it.


11 posted on 05/15/2009 6:58:20 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: tcrlaf

He never intended that the photos not be leaked. This was talked about on FR for the last two days. He was playing CYA, now he can claim innocent on leaking them, and they are out there and his base can slap themselves on the back. No surprise here.


12 posted on 05/15/2009 6:59:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder if there will be a DOJ investigation to find and prosecute the leakers like they did when our supposed spy was outed (Valerie Plame).

I mean the case for the Plame investigation was that it “damaged national security” and this leak may well result in the deaths of US Soldiers.

on second thought, Eric Houlder isn’t really there to conduct investigations unless they are investigations of Republicans.

What a sad commentary on what the Left has made of this country.


13 posted on 05/15/2009 6:59:17 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: tcrlaf

That’s how I would get out of bed on Sunday mornings back in college.


14 posted on 05/15/2009 7:00:16 AM PDT by rdax
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To: tcrlaf

Right out of the Clinton playbook. Say you don’t want something done and then let one of your flying monkeys do it for you.

He was voted in and America is getting what it asked for.


15 posted on 05/15/2009 7:00:49 AM PDT by Flint
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To: tcrlaf

Seems like things just got easier for al-Q. They don’t have to hijack an airliner this time. Just photoshop some torture photos and let the rank and file muslims do the outrage thing.


16 posted on 05/15/2009 7:02:03 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: calex59

Yep, People here were praising him for doing the right thing but I knew the photos would appear within a week. Sure enough it happens while the democrats are coming under fire from the media.

Seems to be a pattern with the Zero administration. For every crisis they create, another bombshell drops somewhere else to distract from the first crisis.


17 posted on 05/15/2009 7:03:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bingo.


18 posted on 05/15/2009 7:04:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (When I leave this planet, it's gonna know I was here.)
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To: tcrlaf

You’re assuming the pics were not leaked by Barry’s orders. If he openly released them, then he would be held responsible for the results. If they’re leaked, Barry can wash his hands of the consequences.


19 posted on 05/15/2009 7:06:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

“I wish just once they would find a leaker and hang him.”

Not going to happen because Obama and his brownshirts are the leakers. Many freepers predicted that they were going to leak the photos instead of ‘releasing’ them and it is happening already.


20 posted on 05/15/2009 7:06:58 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: tcrlaf

How would it be torture to put a hood on someone’s head and then show him pictures of naked women? He wouldn’t be able to see them, so how would he know they were naked? Or was the torture knowing that there were pictures of naked women that they couldn’t see?

We need a congressional investigation on this one, pronto.


21 posted on 05/15/2009 7:07:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: tcrlaf



22 posted on 05/15/2009 7:07:41 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: cripplecreek

“For every crisis they create, another bombshell drops somewhere else to distract from the first crisis.”

That is EXACTLY what I was I thinking....

A Massive diversion to get the media, and the sheeple’s minds away from the Democrats failed attempt to control the news.

Thier “Focus Group” probablly told them that focusing on Torture would give them great coverage while they did something else, like Destroy FREE ENTERPRISE IN AMERICA with the Auto takeovers, but it’s backfiring in thier faces now.


23 posted on 05/15/2009 7:08:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: tcrlaf
It's becoming clear that Obama has little control over those around him.

What??????? Do you *honestly* think that these photos were released without Hussein's *specific* knowledge and *specific* consent?

He's playing both sides of the fence...which is *exactly* what Saul Alinsky encouraged.He announced that it would be wrong to release them....and then....*secretly*...orders them to be released.Released in such a way as to provide three layers of deniability for him *and* his top aides.

24 posted on 05/15/2009 7:08:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama has photos leaked so he can lie again and say I didnt know that would happen

IMPEACH his sorry arse now


25 posted on 05/15/2009 7:09:22 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: rdax

At least we gave him a nice comforter.


26 posted on 05/15/2009 7:09:27 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: tcrlaf
hooded prisoners in transport planes with copies of Playboy magazine showing naked women open on their laps.

OMG!

And they call waterboarding torture?!?

Was Nancy Pelosi briefed on this?

"OK you prisoners listen up. Who wants the bamboo shoots under their fingernails and who wants to sit in a chair with a hood on and a Playboy magzine in their lap?"

27 posted on 05/15/2009 7:10:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: tcrlaf
Obammie the Commie's goal all along.

There are two exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act. 1. for issues of national security, and 2. for issues of foreign policy.

All Obammie the Commie had to do was sign an executive order barring the release of these images for reason of national security and the matter would have ended there.

That he plays out this silly game in the judiciary process and says he'll release them, then assigns one of his lawyers to fight against releasing them — while he knows he can stop the release of the images by executive order — proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that his goal was to release these images in order to appease his extreme-left-wing base and assuage conservatives and make the believe he was against it, all the while, exacting damage on America knowingly.

28 posted on 05/15/2009 7:10:42 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: tcrlaf

The naked guy hanging there looks to me like he is doing it himself. There’s a bottle on the floor next to him, a towel between his head and the floor, and his hands are not tied. If this is torture then I’ve woken up to it a whole lot of times when I was young and single.


29 posted on 05/15/2009 7:10:47 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: cripplecreek
This seems to be a standard practice with the Zero administration. Oppose something, then suddenly it happens out of his control.

Huh.......Simply amazing, isn't it. He's becoming WAY too predictable.
30 posted on 05/15/2009 7:10:50 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: tcrlaf

I will NEVER believe he did not want those pictures released


31 posted on 05/15/2009 7:11:11 AM PDT by peace with honor ( they)
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To: tcrlaf

The Daily Mail is full of it.

Those are old pictures.

They’re trying to pull a fast one and I’m not biting.


32 posted on 05/15/2009 7:11:25 AM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: tcrlaf
How Islam abuses it's prisoners....















Praise Allah...
33 posted on 05/15/2009 7:11:47 AM 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: N. Theknow; All

“hooded prisoners in transport planes with copies of Playboy magazine showing naked women open on their laps.”

Remember folks...
This isn’t for OUR consumption, other than to cover for Pelosi’s lies.

This is for THE ARAB STREET, and the outrage that it will prompt. My only question is how many has Obama doomed to DIE in this weekend’s Mideast torture riots?? AND DOES HE EVEN CARE?


34 posted on 05/15/2009 7:12:47 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: M203M4
Since Obama was elected, his chief apologist, Bill O'Reilly, has slobbered over him, made excuses for him and covered for him whenever he can get away with it.

Last night I wanted to climb through the screen and punch him out. He was praising Obama to high heaven for issuing the order to squash the alleged torture photos. It was SICKENING.

At least two or three of his guests and contributors warned him that this was a cynical Obama political move......and that the photos would be leaked....yet Obama could still bask in the praise and hosannas for his order.

In his own inimitable way of putting down opinions contrary to his own, he arrogantly dismissed all their reasoned prognostications.

It didn't take but a few hours to bear out what the contributors, including Bernie Goldberg, warned BOR about. The photos are leaked.

I have to hand it to Sean Hannity. He's been great every night. He lit into the sick humor at the Correspondents' Dinner while O'Reilly dismissed most of it with a wave of his hand and a smile. Last night, Sean also saw Obama's order for what it is, a shrewd political win/win move.

O'Reilly gets more weasely every night. He must be desperate to get Obama on his show or for an interview. O'Reilly has no political moorings of any kind......you never know what side he'll flop on. He's politically uninformed and unsophisticated, also. What a nauseating putz. He's just an overbearing mouth.

Bring on Glenn Beck during O'Reilly's hour, and kick the bloviator up to midnight.

Leni

35 posted on 05/15/2009 7:13:07 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Fresh Wind
How would it be torture to put a hood on someone’s head and then show him pictures of naked women? He wouldn’t be able to see them, so how would he know they were naked? Or was the torture knowing that there were pictures of naked women that they couldn’t see?

We need a congressional investigation on this one, pronto.


LOL. I was wondering the same thing, and yes, we need to have some senators investigate this "torture" right away.
36 posted on 05/15/2009 7:14:28 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: cripplecreek
I think I already called this one. This seems to be a standard practice with the Zero administration. Oppose something, then suddenly it happens out of his control.

At this point, we really don't know whether the photos are new, old, or photo shopped. And while we can assume that the photos were leaked at 0bama's command, the person with the greatest motive to leak the photos at this time, is not 0bama, but Pelosi, who probably had access to the photos when she served on the House [Un]intellignece Committee.

37 posted on 05/15/2009 7:17:30 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: calex59; cripplecreek; M203M4
This is the B.O. M.O.

Float the baloon. Gauge the safe position. Outwardly take that position. Covertly do what you wanted all along.

Democrats Assail Obama's Hit List
5/8/2009 6:54:08 AM · 9 of 17
sam_paine to Islander7...
Theater, it is just theater.
Yup. Orchestrated by his friends. He demands miniscule cuts. The Dems in safe districts make a show...next up....watch for it...Obama turns around and "fights for budget cuts" and "champions the taxpayer".
So predictable. So idiotic. So accepted by the masses. So sad.

38 posted on 05/15/2009 7:17:43 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Girlene

“Or was the torture knowing that there were pictures of naked women that they couldn’t see?”

These photos could have been taken on one night in Barney Frank’s basement. In America, we have people who PAY to be “Tortured” this way.


39 posted on 05/15/2009 7:18:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: MinuteGal

I could not agree with you more!


40 posted on 05/15/2009 7:21:28 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: tcrlaf
You can look to his history and have an answer to your question of whether he even cares.

While an IL senator, he took an active role in protecting the murder of born alive children via purposed neglect, as a means to empower his political capital with the leftists who vote democrat. If causing the murder of soldiers who are captured will further his political capital witht he extreme left, he will assign Rahm to get it done by Holder or leak, whatever he needs. This affirmative action figure is a very wicked man.

41 posted on 05/15/2009 7:22:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: calex59

Yep. Anyone who is surprised about this has not been paying attention. I wouldn’t be surprised if Barry “leaked” the photos himself.


42 posted on 05/15/2009 7:22:33 AM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: MinuteGal

Absolutely Gal. O’Reilly keeps desperately searching for “middle ground” in situations, and with people, that/who don’t have it and don’t deserve it. When it comes to doing anything and everything to keep our country safe, there is no middle ground. None. When it comes to 0 and his grand plans for our country, there is no middle ground. Zero has told us what he plans to do. And we’ve learned the hard way (all except for McCain that is) that compromise or playing nice with libs doesn’t work. It backfires big time.


43 posted on 05/15/2009 7:23:50 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: tcrlaf
The first one looks like a bachelor party I went to once.
44 posted on 05/15/2009 7:23:55 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama - America's Elegabalus and Commodus combined)
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To: Gay State Conservative

People like Obama make a lot of enemies, espcially with his nasy habit of throwing his own people under the bus.

Someday someone deep inside his own administration is going to leak Obama’s methods to the world. Obama will have his own Dick Morris. Even if the MSM covers for Obama, the internet and FOX will tell the sordid tale.

Nixon’s Watergate will pale in comparison.


45 posted on 05/15/2009 7:24:33 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: tcrlaf

That didn’t take long. As soon as Barry began to “back off” on releasing the photos, I knew they’d be “leaked.” That’s his way of doing things: deniability is all.


46 posted on 05/15/2009 7:27:01 AM PDT by livius
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To: tcrlaf
I'm wondering about this line from the article

The images were released in Australia yesterday where they were originally obtained by the television channel SBS in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Much as I would love to blame Barry, it sounds like they've had them for a long time.

47 posted on 05/15/2009 7:27:14 AM PDT by franklog
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
one of a naked man covered in excrement with a guard standing in front of him.
Gosh, I wonder who leaked 'em? Now the Obamanation has had these leaked, and will say, okay, since some have been leaked *by parties unknown* koff koff, just to clear the air, we'll release all of them.
48 posted on 05/15/2009 7:27:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Perdogg

Ten bucks says that guy’s doing situps and the guards just couldn’t miss that photo opportunity.


49 posted on 05/15/2009 7:30:09 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: MinuteGal

OMG! KUDOS to YOU! You are exactly, perfectly right.


50 posted on 05/15/2009 7:30:19 AM PDT by battletank
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