Skip to comments.Obama U-turn on abuse photos
Posted on 05/13/2009 10:05:44 AM PDT by gandalftb
US President Barack Obama has changed his mind and will now attempt to block the publication of photographs showing the abuse of prisoners by US soldiers.
The US government had previously said it would not fight a court ruling ordering the release of the pictures.
Mr Obama now believes the release of the photos would make the job of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan more difficult, White House officials said.
The pictures were due to be released by 28 May, according to the court ruling.
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no, something changed.
New commander in theater too.
Are the rat bastards in the ACLU complaining?.....I don’t hear anything yet. Any moves Erkel makes are suspicous....
Wowsers!! And we thought John F’n Kerry was the flip-flopper extraordinaire!!!
BINGO. They’ll go through the motions of filing briefs and stalling for a few months, then the court will come back and say “I said, release those pictures,” and Obama will sigh and say, “well, the court told us to, we have no choice” and release the photos. The moonbats will be happy, and Obama can say to the rest of the country, “hey, I tried, but we have to respect the rule of law.”
He gets it both ways, he can blame it on a faceless judge and the ACLU, both of whom will never face any penalty for their treason, and he looks like a statesman.
Maybe Zer0 got a call from Dick Cheney or better yet, had a late night White House visit from the ghost of Ronald Reagan and came to his senses.
Precisely. They must have seen polling numbers showing them this wasn’t a winner.
Too late.....their intent was made perfectly clear to all.
I am sure you are right about that.
BDS Uber Alles.
I just checked out the blogs, and the Left is going bonkers now. They wanted their Stalin Show Trial - dammit!
Good new that last couple of days - Carrie Prejean keeps her crown, and the Left go nuts.
The damn ACLU is behind this garbage! It’s going to blow up in Erkels face sooner or later! The dumbass acts as if all of America voted for him! Maybe someone gave the idiot a reality check!
I just took a quick peek over at the HuffHo, and the lemming pinko-commie-lib-dems are engorged with the "wisdom" of their sAVIOR.
However the most telling comments posted over there is that they feel releasing these pictures would not serve any purpose at this point.
They are of course dead on, since the purpose of releasing the Abu Grab pics was to undermine President Bush.
If its true that theyre reversing position, we find that wholly unacceptable, ACLU attorney Jameel Jaffer told POLITICO. Its inconsistent with the commitment theyve made to the court and its inconsistent with the promise of transparency that theyve repeated many times both before the election and since.
Jaffer said the ACLU had not been officially informed of the governments change in stance, which he earlier called an effort to renege on the administrations prior promise.
I am enjoying watching their heads explode at DU. F-bombs abound! That damned evil Cheney must be blackmailing Obama!
Could it be that the whole issue with San Fran Nan and her waterboarding lies is about to blow up? The Dems have collectively lost whatever little credibility they had. I’m starting to think that he’s decided to stop this entire trainwreck. Their Bush Derangement Syndrome is really starting to hurt them big time. That and the Pakistan matter. Those Talis are getting completely out of control and O-sh!t isn’t helping any. He’s way over his head so he’s decided to stop the release of the “abuse” photos. One less thing to worry about.
seeing as I never venture over there onto that cesspit of dummy brain dead sheep could you let us know what they are saying please
correct not only that though but bozo has done his job as now he lets the left but mostly our enemies know there are photo’s out there and that is all he needed
Bringing this up has backfired as now Pelosi, and others are facing the same charges at what they were throwing out
I bet they never wished they brought all this up
I would think this mean the pictures of pretty damn bad.
The British papers have contained allegations of sliced open genitals, forced sodomy in front of female family members and violent forced enemas. If there are pictures of any of that then then it would absolutely cause backlash.
On the other hand, how do you also not prosecute somebody if there are pictures that are so bad we can’t release them?
The DUmmies are going ballistic. This is not the Change they wanted it and they are bashing zer0. How funny!
correct the Geneva convention says you cannot sow these pictures and so the left says no no no we can but then on the other hand they want the Geneva convention to defend these terrorists
This just shows how dumb and brain dead the left is.
Perhaps someone hinted darkly about a certain birth certificate?