Retired Major General Anthony Taguba, the author of a report on prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib, told The Telegraph that the photos of detainee abuse that the Obama administration recently went back on releasing contain "torture, abuse, rape and every indecency." Taguba added that he agreed with President Obama's decision not to release the photos, because the consequence "would be to imperil our troops."
In a televised speech on national security last week, the president defended his reversal on the decision to release the photos, saying that "releasing these photos would inflame anti-American opinion and allow our enemies to paint U.S. troops with a broad, damning, and inaccurate brush, thereby endangering them in theaters of war."
-- A. Serwer
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