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    Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says Forme

    In a letter from the Justice Department to a federal judge yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Pentagon would turn over to the American Civil Liberties Union 44 photographs showing detainee abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Bush administration.
    Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says Former Colleagues 'Don't Believe They Have Cover Anymore' - Political Punch

    Obama has lost the right to remain President.

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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    Because he has the guts to release documents of what has occured?

    Yeah right.


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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    Because he has the guts to release documents of what has occured?
    Nope, He clearly does not have the guts to do that.



    He is undermining our soldiers and our intelligence agencies in time of war. He is undermining and damaging US national Security
    He is doing that for nothing but placating the lunatic fringe or glamorizing himself.

    He is not a President and has lost the right to remain in office.

    My only hope is the good Americans in the military and various intelligence agencies will put this nation and its people over one man.

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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    The soldiers are already undermined, as is US's moral compass ....

    So i doubt a few photos will make that much of a difference.


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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    What happened?
    Did your first baseless excuse flop?
    Going to fall back on lets bash the USA?

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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    What happened?
    Did your first baseless excuse flop?
    Going to fall back on lets bash the USA?
    Bash the US?
    I haven't done so since Obama was elected thank you very much. I am just stating the slightly obvious.


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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    He is undermining our soldiers and our intelligence agencies in time of war. He is undermining and damaging US national Security.

    Could you explain exactly how he is doing that? How does saying "this is what happened" undermining our soldiers? They where following what they believed to be lawfull orders, and I think only the most extreme lunatic elements think anything should be done to those soldiers.

    How is it undermining and damaging national security? We do not do these things any more, and nothing in any of this compromises what we are doing on a security front.

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    Re: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says F

    Read the article. Portions of it answer you.
    Beyond that its Common Sense.

    As the article highlights..since we don't read on this forum...

    Calling the ACLU push to release the photographs "prurient" and "reprehensible," Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, tells ABC News that the Obama administration should have taken the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

    "They should have fought it all the way; if they lost, they lost," Lowenthal said. "There's nothing to be gained from it. There's no substantive reason why those photos have to be released."

    Lowenthal said the president's moves in the last week have left many in the CIA dispirited, based on "the undercurrent I've been getting from colleagues still in the building, or colleagues who have left not that long ago."

    "We ask these people to do extremely dangerous things, things they've been ordered to do by legal authorities, with the understanding that they will get top cover if something goes wrong," Lowenthal says. "They don't believe they have that cover anymore." Releasing the photographs "will make it much worse," he said.

    Even though President Obama has announced that the Justice Department will not prosecute CIA officers who were operating within the four corners of what they'd been told was the law, Lowenthal says members of the CIA are worried. "They feel exposed already, and this is going to increase drumbeat for an investigation or a commission" to explore detainee treatment during the Bush years, he said. "It's going to make it much harder to resist, and they fear they're then going to be thrown over."
    Undermines our soldiers, intelligence agents, and national security. They can have no confidence the "president" will stand behind them anymore.

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