From the Smoking Chimp: "Photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse which U.S. President Barack Obama does not want released include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Thursday."
The referenced article is here. And this article here contains a lot more detail, probably more detail than you want to know. We're talking here about graphic depiction of rape, sodomy, sexual humiliation. And oh yeah, these photos put us is a lot worse light--if you can imagine such a thing--than all of those that came to light in 2004.
It's become perfectly clear, if it has not been so already, that our sainted troops performed acts of cruelty and degradation just as bad as any other villainous people we care to name. This has been clear to some of us for a long time. Even the U.S. commanding general in Iraq at the time, Maj Gen Antonio Taguba admits these crimes took place. But that makes no difference to the Obama administration. It denies it all.
Even when it is blindingly obvious that it is lying, it lies. For despite all the tight-lipped denials issuing from the Obama White House, the crimes shown in the suppressed pictures have been known since the first batch of sickening pictures were released. There is nothing new in the charges. What is clear is that Obama is once again taking his lead from George Bush. Our administration of candor, openness, and full disclosure lies.
No one should be surprised by this. I certainly am not. When are we going to get it through our heads that governments lie? All governments. At any time, anywhere. Governments lie. It's in the fiber of their being. As if the denial by the administration about these crimes is going to make them disappear. No. This will just make it harder to believe them when they might accidentally tell the truth one day.