What Kind of Clownshit* Is This?
Remember a couple of weeks ago when Dear Barry said, “The publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out…,” and, “In fact, the most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to further inflame anti-American opinion…”
Looks as though one of those statements probably had some truth in it:
[US Army] Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said he supported the President’s decision, adding: “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.
“I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them…” [Telegraph (Emphasis added.)]
I’m sure the detainees had signs around their necks that said ‘lay on top of me and keep me physically active or I’ll die.’
*See The Culture Ghost for “clownshit.”