Banned photos by Obama showed American soldiers raping Iraqi’s
Iraq prison photos show rape by US troops: report
A British newspaper Thursday described photographs showing alleged abuse including rapes at the notorious Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq, which US President Barack Obama does not want to release. The pictures show US soldiers raping detainees, sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube, and a female prisoner forcibly having her breasts exposed, the Daily Telegraph said. They relate to 400 cases of alleged abuse at Abu Ghraib and six other prisons between 2001 and 2005, the newspaper said. It added that the details had come from Major General Antonio Taguba, an ex-army officer who published a 2004 report into Abu Ghraib. Earlier this month, Obama said he was opposed to the release of the photographs, saying they could cause a backlash against US troops serving overseas. The move came the month after his administration agreed to release hundreds of pictures from US-run prisons in Iraq and elsewhere in response to a long-running lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU has accused the Obama administration of adopting "the stonewalling tactics and opaque policies of the Bush administration”.
It was outrageous that Obama decided to hide the true level of abuse at Abu Ghraib AND continue the outright lie that what happened at Abu Ghraib was the result of a few ‘bad apples’ and not a systematic torture regime greenlighted by the highest levels of authority. Anyone ever wonder what happened to the intelligence experts you can see milling around in the background of those photos, not one of them were prosecuted, just the dumb grunts stupid enough to go along with the chain of command blinkered reasoning. If any other soldier on the face of the planet were caught were raping and sexually torturing American soldiers, there would be no limits placed on demands for justice.
Obama talks the talk, he’s increasingly showing that he can’t walk the walk.