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“The publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by small number of individuals,” the president told reporters Wednesday as he left the White House on a two-day trip to the Southwest.
“In fact,' he said, "the most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to further inflame anti-American opinion and to put our troops in greater danger.”
And, he added, distribution of the photos could also have a “chilling effect on future investigations of detainee abuse.”
The Justice Department had already agreed to release the photos by May 28 in response to a lawsuit, but Obama is shifting course.
Originally posted by Grey Magic
I think you can't bury the truth forever.
it's like Bob Marley , You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time.
I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that. I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture. And I'm gonna [sic] make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world.
Originally posted by jd140
Now that the Dems have been brought into the torture mess I think we are going to see a steady decrease of talk about torture.
I have to wonder if he would have done the same if we haven't learned about who was involved the last few weeks.
Time for damage control Democrat style- stop talking about it.