Let me just start this off by saying, I voted for Obama, I supported his campaign to get elected and I think he's doing a decent job so far. But his decision to try to block the release of hundreds of photos showing U.S. personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, is fucking WEAK. It's a total bitch move -straight up. Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs explained, during Wednesday's briefing, that the administration had not sufficiently explored the extent to which the publishing of these images could do damage "to our troops and our national security." -Fuck that.
-First of all, the argument that releasing the photos of our "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" will somehow endanger our troops and national security is completely ass-backwards! The fact that we DID these "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" (I.E. Dick Cheney's illegal torture program) has already endangered our troops and national security. Exposing the evidence of these things taking place (I.E. the photos) is the only way to redeem any semblance of honesty and decency, and more importantly, -legality -by bring the people responsible for them, to justice. I could entertain the argument that releasing the photos might add extra incentive for people to want to harm our troops; however this should just serve as further reason for us to get our troops the-fuck out of these costly dead-end/ misguided wars. Obama's attempting to block these photos is a major mistake both politically and most importantly -morally. The only legitimate purpose this serves is to further let the crooks from the Bush administration off the hook for their blatant war crimes. Man the fuck up Obama. No more kid gloves for these assholes. Let them lie in the beds they've made for themselves.