OBAMA REFUSES TO RELEASE TORTURE PHOTOS
They must be bad, if he does not want to release them.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reversed a decision to release photos depicting abuse of “war on terror” detainees out of concern the images could cause a backlash against US troops abroad, the White House said on Wednesday.
The about-face came after his administration announced last month it had agreed to release hundreds of photos from US-run prisons in Iraq and elsewhere after losing court decisions in a long-running lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The photos were used as evidence in criminal investigations of US soldiers accused of abusing detainees during president George W. Bush’s administration.
“He believes that the release of these photos could pose a threat to the men and women we have in harm’s way and Iraq and Afghanistan,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a news briefing [see video below].
He said the president “doesn’t believe that the government made the strongest case possible to the court and asked the legal team to go make that case,” Gibbs said.
“Nothing is added by the release of the photos,” he maintained. LinkHere