President Obama has decided not to release hundreds of photos potentially showing U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama told his legal advisers last week that he did not feel comfortable with the release of the photos because he believes they would endanger U.S. troops, and that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented in federal court.
“Obama would be the last to excuse the actions depicted in these photos,” the official said in a statement. “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 U.S. forces, and making our job more difficult in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.“
Seems like “Barack the Barbarian” has flip flopped and back tracked once again. This time it is for the sake of our country. Well golly gumdrops, now there’s a novel idea. Obama actually did something for America or was it for himself? Or Nancy?
Autographed Letter Signed,
Update: Obama press conference video
As usual the Robert Gibbs press conference on this matter is entertaining as always. The Obama administration could really turn up the White House decorum and professionalism a few notches.