Photographs of ... prisoner abuse which Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of ... rape and sexual abuse, it has emerged.
The article, written by By Paul Cruickshank and Security Correspondent Duncan Gardham, provides horrifying detail about what has been done, and is STILL being done, to prisoners in our custody.
At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.
Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.
Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
Taguba, pathetically enough, supports the decision to censor these photographs.
What will it take, how much hard evidence of war crimes must come to light — evidence that this was institutionalized behavior and not just "a few bad apples," must surface before Obama stops obstructing Justice and allows its wheels to turn?
UPDATE: Here's a link you really should peruse to get an idea of what this all means.
Here’s one key truth Obama is fully aware of, and is lying about: torture was official U.S. government policy, not the act of a "few individuals". Beginning in 2002 and continuing into 2005, high-level government officials discussed the details of torture within the White House situation room. These officials included VP Cheney, National Security Advisor Rice, Secretary of State Powell, DOD Secretary Rumfeld, Attorney General Ashcroft, Bush legal advisor Gonzales, CIA Director Tenet, and others. They discussed which tortures would be allowed to be used by government paid torturers. President Bush admitted that he knew of and approved these discussions. They set government policy that then resulted in the torture of thousands of prisoners in the U.S. war of terror.
And now Obama pretends as if torture was the act of a "small number of individuals." That is BS. What you are trying to cover up is systematic abuse ordered from the top of the Bush regime. But that is not surprising.
Obama and his Attorney General have already announced that they will not go after the men who conducted the torture. It is also likely they will not try to prosecute those listed above who ordered the torture. Obama in his latest announcement stated the photo release could result in "a chilling effect on future investigations of detainee abuse." One thing he wants is that anyone who from this day forward falls into the clutches of the armed forces or spy organizations of the U.S. fears that he too will face waterboarding, being torn apart by snarling dogs, electrodes attached to his genitals, and other forms of "interrogation" mastered