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May 25, 2009

WHY OBAMA MAY NOT WANT ANY MORE TORTURE PICTURES RELEASED

Salon - After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon's custody more horrific than anything made public so far. "If these are released to the public, obviously it's going to make matters worse," Rumsfeld said. Since then, the Washington Post has disclosed some new details and images of abuse at the prison. But if Seymour Hersh is right, it all gets much worse.

Hersh gave a speech last week to the ACLU making the charge that children were sodomized in front of women in the prison, and the Pentagon has tape of it:

"Some of the worst things that happened you don't know about, okay? Videos, um, there are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at Abu Ghraib . . . The women were passing messages out saying 'Please come and kill me, because of what's happened' and basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror. It's going to come out."

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama does not want people to be thinking about how nasty war can be cuz he's expanding it.

May 25, 2009 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea America land of the free. America is the least free of the Western Democracies with the possible exception of Britain. Anglo-Saxon culture is evil.

May 25, 2009 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it on!

May 26, 2009 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The usa is a torture country and is in its last days. Its justice department is a sham, most people in the usa cannot afford the high priced lawyers. It got more people in prison than the rest of the whole world. This is direcly related to the justice system. They need to change the name to federal torture and convict department.

May 28, 2009 1:38 PM  

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