The punch line from this editorial
at The New York Times
last weekend regarding legal disputes over access to photos of personnel from the U.S. military (and, I suspect, our 'intelligence community') torturing detainees.
"Images of war are frequently appalling, and the safety of American
citizens and soldiers is vitally important. But the greatest threat to
that safety lies not in the photographs of horrific behavior; it lies in
the fact of the behavior itself. The treatment of Iraqi prisoners at
Abu Ghraib and elsewhere was a shameful episode in U.S. history."
Labels: CIA, Legal, military, Obama, torture, War