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Friday, May 29, 2009

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.

11 Comments:

At 29/5/09 8:37 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hows the change feeling bomber.

 
At 29/5/09 9:22 a.m., Blogger Bomber said...

horrific

 
At 29/5/09 9:22 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's been captured and turned... or more correctly he has been assimilated. like the borg say, "resistance is futile." Obama may have resisted initially but he is fully absorbed now...

 
At 29/5/09 9:31 a.m., Anonymous sdm said...

"In some respects, the ignorance of some of the left to realpolitik have put Obama in a bind. To what extent will these people be severely disappointed by what they perceive to be a lack of change. The expectation seems to be a total reversal of foreign policies of the US - hello, wake up, the US is not going to withdraw from the middle east, it is not going to stop backing Israel - these are the facts."

Slightly not relevant - but I wrote that in December on this site. Hate to say it - but I was right. In turning Obama into the Messiah, all the left could do was be dissappointed.

 
At 29/5/09 9:36 a.m., Blogger Bomber said...

Scott is so right let's stop believing in the copncept of democratic change, form militant organisations and start fire bombing our opponents. Christ the terrorists are right, thanks for that Scott, what's your home address?

 
At 29/5/09 11:16 a.m., Anonymous sdm said...

Because I think Obama will be a let down, you draw that conclusion?

 
At 29/5/09 1:36 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the hell would they take these photos in the first place?!

 
At 29/5/09 5:30 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to know you've repented and seen the light Bomber. Politics should not be defined by the colour of ones skin.

 
At 30/5/09 9:57 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you love how the Americans scream "We're the good guys" all the time. Load of crap.

 
At 30/5/09 5:04 p.m., Anonymous PGB said...

I have to side with SDM on this one. It was glaringly obvious that once elected Obama was going to head to the centre. Given his lack of foreign policy experience he was bound to go for Clinton retreads (and as it turns out, Hillary herself) to run that policy area. The Clinton wing is on the right of the Democratic Party, and with Biden on the ticket the writing was on the wall in November. What is interesting is that Obama and Hillary and starting to turn on the tail that wags the US dog called Israel. Any thoughts on that Bomber?

 
At 31/5/09 3:44 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAMASTAN?!

 

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