Whiskey Tango Friday

Photographs.

Picture’s worth a thousand words and all that. Depending on the pic, it can also be worth a ton of lives. You’ve got to love the ACLU for suing for the release of photos of detainees from other facilities thoughout the world in an effort to prove that detainee abuse was a widespread problem throughout the Armed Forces. On a certain level, I admire blind devotion to ridiculous ideals. Makes me wish I could be a simpleton who believed everything I was told. After all, you can get so much more oxygen to your pea-sized brain when you breathe through your mouth.

So, the President makes the right call and refuses to declassify the photos. Excellent manuever. Good to see that the vocal minority doesn’t completely pull the strings of government.

I’m sure the mainstream media was completely out of sorts on this one though. They’ve been deprived of what was sure to be a juicy story. Probably two. They could run one line of stories on the atrocious behavior in detainee camps. Folks made to stand up???? The horror of it all. Plus, they’d get to run another line of stories on how Afghanistan is failing by pointing to an increase in violence that they would conveniently forget to correlate to the release of said photos.

What to do, what to do?

I’ve got it, re-run the Abu Ghraib photos!!!! Complete with an eye-witness story of one of the prisoners!!!

He says he was kept naked and saw other naked inmates stacked onto a pile while photos were taken, photos that would become public and bring shame to the United States.

The pain of the past few years is clearly etched on the man’s face and equally obvious as he talks. It began October 1, 2003, he says, when U.S. troops came to his home and detained him during a sweep of his neighborhood.

The next day, he was processed and put into Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.

“They made us take off all our clothes, even our underwear,” recalled the man who is afraid to reveal his identity, instead offering up the alias of Abu Ahmed

What is the point of running this story? You didn’t get the juicy new tale, so let’s milk this one for every. single.last.drop.

I couldn’t give a flying monkey crap about the pain Abu McAssHat felt by having to hang out naked.

I do give a crap about the fact that running stories like this does nothing for the dialogue on how we’ve fixed our mistakes, dredges up bad feelings in the Arabic community, and serves no purpose other than to satisfy the media’s morbid fascination with running stories that denounce our own troops and country in the name of “journalistic integrity.”

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6 Responses to Whiskey Tango Friday

  1. Niall says:

    Re-running the Abu Ghraib photos has exactly zero effect and poses zero danger, for the simple reason that they have been out in the public domain for four years now. Al Jazeera can run them any time it wants. Whether they appear now or later in American media is irrelevant to their exposure outside the US.

    I do agree that Obama made the right decision not to make public photos of new atrocities (and remember Senators who have seen these photos have stated that they are much, much more horrific than anything we’ve seen from Abu Ghraib – including scenes of anal rape, etc.) Since we are trying to make a fresh start with the Muslim world, making such pictures public now would only sabotage that, which is not in our interests.

  2. PREDATOR says:

    IN VIETNAM WE DID WORSE AND THE ROK MARINES DID US 10 TIMES BETTER / BUT WE GOT INFORMATION THAT SAVED LIVES
    KEEP THROWING THEM OUT OF HELICOPTER’S AND SOME ONE TALKS AND QUICK

  3. Royce says:

    The media is beside themselves since Yobama decided not to release additional pictures because of national security concerns. So the media decides to trump that call and go find a witness to the ?abuse??

  4. Pete says:

    Maybe we should just spend an additional $.25 cents when we cross the battlefield. That would end all arguments. They don’t seem to have a problem killing us. People that have been on the battlefield will understand what I am talking about.

  5. PREDATOR says:

    LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS AS THEY WERE TRAINED TO DO
    SEMPER FI
    DO OR DIE

  6. PJ says:

    This serves no purpose other than re piss-off the crazy muslims. That’s right make more terrorists. This is old hash. The focus should be on Cheney and Bush for allowing this to happen, not on Pelosi. Torture is nothing we can be proud of. I woul dhave been a lot harsher of the terrorists myself. No torture, just …

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