Sunday, August 14, 2005

Government: Release Of Abu Ghraib Prison Photos Could Cause Riots

Maybe ya shoulda thought of that before you did all the torturing, raping and murdering.
Releasing pictures and videotapes of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison would aid al-Qaida recruitment, weaken Afghanistan and Iraqi governments and incite riots against US troops, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says.

The warning by Gen. Richard B. Myers was contained in court papers filed in US District Court in Manhattan and recently unsealed. ... Myers said the release of the pictures "pose a clear and grave risk of inciting violence and riots against American troops and coalition forces." ...

He said the photographs and videos would be used in a propaganda campaign by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq who "use any means necessary to incite violence" against innocent civilians to undercut the US mission.
Knowing that the Pentagon has admitted that as many as 90% of the Iraqis being imprisoned and tortured are completely innocent and had been simply grabbed off the street, my irony meter just exploded.

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