Saturday, August 13, 2005

Officials See Risk in the Release of Images of Iraq Prisoner Abuse - New York Times

"Gen. Richard B. Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a statement put forth to support the Pentagon's case that he believed that 'riots, violence and attacks by insurgents will result' if the images were released.

The papers were filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan in an ongoing lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union to obtain under the Freedom of Information Act the release of 87 photos and four videotapes taken at Abu Ghraib. The photos were among those turned over to Army investigators last year by Specialist Joseph M. Darby, a reservist who was posted at Abu Ghraib."

So here we have it, the fight for freedom of information against the need for political propaganda at the heart of the life of the west.

We already know that these images and film are much worse than the utterly repulsive abuse that the earlier "tame" pictures showed.

Buggery of children and rape are featured here.

The Pentagon fears American lives will be put at risk from retaliation. This is surely true.
Yet this neo-con administration is based upon the kind of God who supports eyes for eyes and teeth for teeth.

But not even their God would support the killing of 10,000 Iraqi civilians for every American killed by Bushco on 911.