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    Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    BREAKING: The White House will object to the release of detainee abuse photos, an administration official says, due to concerns about national security.
    From the official: "Last week, the President met with his legal team and told them that he did not feel comfortable with the release of the DOD photos because he believes their release would endanger our troops, and because he believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court.
    "At the end of that meeting, the President directed his counsel to object to the immediate release of the photos on those grounds.

    "Yesterday, during a meeting at the White House, the President raised the issue of these photos with General Odierno and told him of his decision to argue against this release."

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    "Through his actions from the first days of his administration, the President has made it clear that the United States will hold itself and all the men and women who serve our country to the highest standards of conduct.

    "The President would be the last to excuse the actions depicted in these photos. That is why the Department of Defense investigated these cases, and why individuals have been punished through prison sentences, discharges, and a range of other punitive measures. But the President strongly believes that the release of these photos, particularly at this time, would only serve the purpose of inflaming the theaters of war, jeopardizing US forces, and making our job more difficult in places like Iraq and Afghanistan."
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    This may be one in a million post but when the dip pulls his head out of his ass...even if for only a brief spate of fresh air . I can agree with him.


    Other then serving as the Far Lefts porn the release of such things while at war only aids the enemy.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    I hope that's his reasoning and if so I applaud it. If it's because the photo's fail to meet the political needs of the current Dem Witch hunts, well...
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    You can't blame the guy. After all, he still has to be president for several more years. Releasing those photos would make everything harder.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Yes visual dipictions have a tendency to provoke anger in folks, and needless to say this may put or men and women in uniform in harms way. However, i dont see Obama being able to prevent the release for to long, he might be able to delay it but that only puts off the issue.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
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    This may be one in a million post but when the dip pulls his head out of his ass...even if for only a brief spate of fresh air . I can agree with him.


    Other then serving as the Far Lefts porn the release of such things while at war only aids the enemy.
    Even when you compliment something Obama does, you do it in an unclassy way. You're pathetic.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
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    This may be one in a million post but when the dip pulls his head out of his ass...even if for only a brief spate of fresh air . I can agree with him.


    Other then serving as the Far Lefts porn the release of such things while at war only aids the enemy.
    I do not think I have ever met some one say angry with the way things are run. Even in agreement with something, instead of being thankful you are hostile.

    Why do you hate America so much?

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not think I have ever met some one say angry with the way things are run. Even in agreement with something, instead of being thankful you are hostile.

    Why do you hate America so much?
    I think we should be laughing over his anger. Life must suck for him, huh?

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    I thanked the trolls.

    Now that they feel special maybe they can either deal with the subject of the thread or leave the thread.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    You can't blame the guy. After all, he still has to be president for several more years. Releasing those photos would make everything harder.
    I think that is the central concern in this decision. Not the harm the photos will cause to the war effort, soldiers, etc but the harm it would cause him. ON every issue Obama tends to "decide" based on the perception it will leave of him.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I hope that's his reasoning and if so I applaud it. If it's because the photo's fail to meet the political needs of the current Dem Witch hunts, well...
    I'm more inclined towards it being self preservation. But regardless of the reason its the right move.
    Last edited by Triad; 05-13-09 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Obama to block detainee abuse photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not think I have ever met some one say angry with the way things are run. Even in agreement with something, instead of being thankful you are hostile.

    Why do you hate America so much?
    Is questioning the motive of the pResident now called anti-American? Were the people that questioned Bush also anti-American?

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