LORDS OF APATHY

May 14, 2009

OBAMA GOING OUT LIKE A BITCH

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.

7 comments:

The Daily Bench said...

real talk. i agree, there's no good reason for them to be blocked.. the information is out there, and these are the actual evidence proving it.. shitty move bro.

Anonymous said...

He's just a politician. They lie, cheat and steal.

Amos said...

good talk on democracy now today about how there may be another reason behind this:

Those photos are related to homicide investigations related to interrogations in Iraq. Releasing them would blow up the debate from torture techniques to murder. Really depraved torture murder. It would be real hard for Obama to keep people positive about his war efforts if such visceral material was running through the mainstream press.

Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

All the more reason to pull out of those war efforts. I think it's dishonest to suppress this stuff so that America can quasi-'save face'. The responsible thing to do is own up to this and show the world that we are in more capable hands now. Let Bush/ Cheney and co. fend for themselves in the Hague, assuming we'd be too big of pussies to prosecute them ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Now is not the time to pull out war efforts.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't video and pictures of Vietnam being shown every night on the daily news part of what helped generate movement to end that war?

These pictures should be released and help do the same.

Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

^Real Talk