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09-29-2005, 03:38 PM

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 52 minutes ago

NEW YORK - Saying the United States "does not surrender to blackmail," a judge ruled Thursday that pictures of detainee abuse at
Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of certain pictures in a 50-page decision that said terrorists in Iraq and
Afghanistan have proven they "do not need pretexts for their barbarism."

The ACLU has sought the release of 87 photographs and four videotapes taken at the prison as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and the transfer of prisoners to countries known to use torture. The ACLU contends that prisoner abuse is systemic.

The judge said: "Our nation does not surrender to blackmail, and fear of blackmail is not a legally sufficient argument to prevent us from performing a statutory command. Indeed, the freedoms that we champion are as important to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan as the guns and missiles with which our troops are armed."

911=inside job
09-29-2005, 04:15 PM
well, lets see them...

09-29-2005, 04:20 PM
I don't have them.

911=inside job
09-29-2005, 05:05 PM
lol, i know but i want to see them...

09-29-2005, 05:41 PM
If these pics and videos get into the mainstream media, the Bush administration is finished.

09-29-2005, 05:48 PM
doubtful. plausible deniability.

09-29-2005, 05:49 PM
I don't know if you guys read this...


But Beltman may be right...

09-29-2005, 05:50 PM
Here's the Executive order...

Click Here ( itary%2Bnecessity%22&hl=en)

09-29-2005, 05:52 PM
"As a matter of policy, the United States Armed Forces shall continue to treat detainees humanely and, to the extent appropriate and consistent with military necessity, in a manner consistent with the principles of Geneva."