7.25.2005

Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here's Why

Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here's Why:

"'The American public needs to understand we're talking about rape and murder here. We're not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters after Rumsfeld testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We're talking about rape and murder -- and some very serious charges.""

"the Pentagon had refused to cooperate with a federal judge's order to release dozens of unseen photographs and videos from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by Saturday."

Let's see now, what's that word for when a government puts itself above the law? Oh, Yeah - FASCISM.

And what's that phrase for when you do things in violation of a Prisoner's rights under the Geneva Conventions? Oh, yeah - WAR CRIME.