DoD Refuses to Turn Over Abu Gharib Media

Today the government was supposed to release the rest of the media surrounding the abuses at prisons in Iraq. They’d asked for and were given a month to redact the media, blurring faces etc.

In a letter filed at the eleventh hour, the Department of Defense claims that photographs and videos of abuse that the court had previously ordered redacted for future release "could result in harm to individuals" for reasons that will be set forth in a memorandum and three declarations that the government will file under seal with the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.

I think I get it. Releasing this photographs would damage our culture of life and our bringing democracy, cheap labor and Big Macs to the rest of the world. I need to call all the law practices handling this one and send them tidings or something. And some money to the ACLU.

Update: White House threatens to veto spending bill if it includes investigation into prison torture allegations: (via DailyKos)

The White House on Thursday threatened to veto a massive Senate bill for $442 billion in next year’s defense programs if it moves to regulate the Pentagon’s treatment of detainees or sets up a commission to investigate operations at Guantanamo Bay prison and elsewhere.

How much dirtier can these assholes play?

One thought on “DoD Refuses to Turn Over Abu Gharib Media

  1. jakester

    I saw on Americablog where one of the reasons they’re giving for withholding the photos & videos is that they could cause further humiliation to the fucking prisoners. THE PRISONERS! Who they fucking tortured!!!!!

    It hurts my heart and it hurts my head to know that there are friends of mine who voted for Bush in 2004, knowing what they knew or should have known about Abu Ghraib. These people VOTED for a torturer. Out of some bizarre vengeance, I think, for 9/11. It also hurts my stomach.

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