Thursday, September 29, 2005

Judge orders release of Abu Ghraib photos and tapes

The government has been trying to prevent the release of the worst of the photos and videos (yes, there are videos) of the prisoner abuse as Abu Ghraib, on the argument that they will 'damage America's image'. Please note that it's not the abuse that will damage our image, it's the visual proof. Proving once again that this government can't tell reality from spin.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein today tells them "Our nation does not surrender to blackmail, and fear of blackmail is not a legally sufficient argument to prevent us from performing a statutory command." Goooo, judge.


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