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I Don’t Buy It, Mr. President.

May 13, 2009
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© Digital Halide Productions, 2007

© Digital Halide Productions, 2007

President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he would try to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing prisoners, abruptly reversing his position out of concern the pictures would “further inflame anti-American opinion” and endanger U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I think something that would “inflame anti-American opinion” is America not investigating and prosecuting potential war crimes.

So here’s the message we’re sending:  America will torture enemy combatants to keeps us safe, but releasing pictures of those tortured will endanger American lives.

Attempting to sweep this under the rug will cause irreparable damage that no soaring speeches or heart-felt handshakes will be able to remedy, sir.

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