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Obama U-turn on abuse photographs

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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Obama U-turn on abuse photographs


news.bbc.co.uk

US President Barack Obama has changed his mind and will now attempt to block the publication of photographs showing the abuse of prisoners by US soldiers.

The US government had previously said it would not fight a court ruling ordering the release of the pictures.

Mr Obama now believes the release of the photos would make the job of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan more difficult, White House officials said.
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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Perhaps the recent meetings with the CIA operatives and the need to reassure them of his gratitude plus the increasing level of activity in Pakistan means he needs to keep those lukewarm to him more on side.

It's always easier to suggest what one would do in power compared to what one actually can do in power. I think this is a reality check for POTUS - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Perhaps, as the recent ATS poll suggested, one lots as bad as the other, or rather all sides are slave to the whims of what Eisenhower warned about.

news.bbc.co.uk
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