Skip to comments.ZOT! Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here's Why
Posted on 07/23/2005 6:59:19 PM PDT by greatglory
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Why should I be booted regardless, 68? Let's have a discussion and not an echo chamber.
Actually, what this article points to is the absolute and total failure of "don't ask, don't tell" to properly serve military purposes in a war.
If these stories are true, these men and women have done far more than just disgrace their country and their uniform. They should be prosecuted no less vigorously than the likes of John Couey or that POS Duncan.
I'll wait until you expose yourself further, but I suspect the purpose of your thread is provocation. Already the fish have taken your bait and declared 'how pissed they're gonna be'. I won't change a heartbeat until the story is confirmed.
Child rape or
woman rape or
Pissed-off doesn't begin to cover it.
This was Seymour Hersch speaking before the ACLU so he can't be held responsible for his words (he thinks).
Let's hope it's not true. Otherwise the Army is allowing homosexual predators into its ranks.
Let's hope the recruiters aren't that desperate.
Signed on 7/24/05. Short timer troll.
What do you think of this article, other than "dems are at it again"?
With that said, I don't know that they are going to do about the photos/videos. I believe in an open society, but releasing these photos would put our soldiers and US citizens in grave danger. I have no answer. Where's Solomon?
Even alleged rape? If these prisoners had anything important or informative to add, they wouldn't be sitting in Abu Ghraib.
I personally think this emphasizes a breakdown in command, not orders on high. War does not give carte blanche to depraved behavior.
As far as I'm concerned, this may be one where the President should go to the mat and order them not to be released. This could be harmful to national security right at a critical time in Iraq.
It is being dealt with and fixed. This is old news. The quotes are from over a year ago. The only thing this piece is about is whether more pictures go out to the public. Nothing has been shielded from the prosecution of the Abu Ghraib goons.
Take a breath, people.
What happened to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy? File these degenerate soldiers under the heading," signed up under clintoons watch"
This may very well make some of us rethink our stance on what exactly is acceptable in such an environment. If the truth is the truth, we should discuss it as Americans. This is how you avoid being blindsided.
Transperancy is the best policy, gentlemen (and ladies).
It would only attract more attention. Kind of a Catch-22 if you ask me.
Though if it were in my power, these videos and photos would have been used in a closed military tribunal and then destroyed.
If the Rumsfield and Graham quotes are accurate, this can't be shrugged off. But I'm suspicious about Hersh. How could he have seen the videos?
More from this Greg Mitchell person - we have a live one here.
We've already discussed it, ad nauseum. They who did wrong are being prosecuted. What is new here??
I may be a fish taking the bait, but is it any worse than an ostrich hiding his head in the sand over bad news?
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