"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
So the U.S. government acknowledges there are pictures so terrible, that they cannot be released because they would put troops in danger.
Doesn't the fact that there are ADMITTED pictures so terrible they cannot be released ALREADY put our troops in danger. So at this juncture, what's the point whether they are released or not?
The damage is done and now the U.S. looks like it is hiding something from the world that the U.S. acknowledges is very very bad and the troops will be in danger from this already.
In fact because the human mind can imagine things more horrible than what is on pictures the worse will be assumed and our troops will already be put in more danger because of the photos not being released.
They admitted the pictures (which afaik are just more from the files of those idiots in that one unit in Abu Ghaib) being released would cause harm to the war effort.
IMO this more they will cause harm to Obama and friends.
Regardless 'horrible' is your line..or someone elses..al jazeera's maybe?
So tell me how can releasing them be more harmful than the wondering minds of the enemy anyway?
I fail to recognize your use of "explosive" wordage as being applicable,.
It doesn't even take a freshman of psychology to see this which is who told me this.
It doesn't take a kindergartner to realize you don't hand out any form of damaging propganda to your enemis in a time of war whether that enemy be the actual one overseas or their enablers inside your own nation.
All anyone has to do is go back a few years to when those guards actions and photos where released.
Hell you guys on the left compared it to a NAZI DEATH CAMP.
Who the **** did that help?..al Qaeda.
It is best to just show these pictures because the human imagination across the world is going to be much much worse.
It unleashes the human imagination of what is bad and what is worse and what is damning.
The damage has already been done by saying these photos exist. The worst is being done RIGHT NOW in imagining what is so bad the U.S. cannot let out.