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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

More Torture Pictures

This just pisses me off to no end!!! What a bunch of @ssholes (the military, not the ACLU)!

"The American Civil Liberties Union sought release of the photographs and videotapes as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and the transfer of prisoners to countries known to use torture. Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, said yesterday that releasing the photos would hinder his work against terrorism. "When we continue to pick at the wound and show the pictures over and over again it just creates the image - a false image -like this is the sort of stuff that is happening anew, and it's not," Abizaid said."

Well now, if the US Central Command was actually worried that this would be the effect of releasing the photos long after the scandal, then they shouldn't have tried to conceal the photos. The article goes on...

"Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had argued in court papers that releasing the photographs would aid al-Qaida recruitment, weaken the Afghan and Iraqi governments and incite riots against American troops

Well, then, it seems like they should have taken better care of the prisoners, rather than sanctioning torture! Seems like they should have thought of this before we invaded and taken steps to preclude such a disaster.

If we're just a bunch of evil animals, I think the world should get to see firsthand, photodocumentary evidence of it.

-John Locke