iOS app Android app

Obama Torture Photos

Mullen "Infuriated ... Appalled" By Suppressed Detainee Abuse Photos

CNN | Mike Mount | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Images of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. troops, which President Obama has barred from public view, so "infuriated" the nation's highest-ranking ...

Obama and Transparency: Should He Release the Torture Photos?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Releasing new Abu-Ghraib photos will not aid the cause of justice or increase government transparency.

A War on Terror by Any Other Name

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

What is most disturbing about the refusal to release the abuse photos is the broader pattern into which it fits -- a pattern of decisions that effectively preserve the framework of Bush's War on Terror.

Why Obama Must Truly Hate Bush

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

It's a real shame Bush and Cheney screwed up so spectacularly, and ignored the law so systematically, that it's interfering with Obama's desire to govern. But Obama signed up for this gig.

A Hollow and Horrible Equivocation

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

This is not an issue of partisan politics. It's a police matter... the investigation of a crime scene in which many more of us are complicit than is comfortable to recognize.

Jason Linkins

To Disclose Or Not Disclose: Obama's Decision On Detainee Photos Analyzed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you were wondering, I am of the opinion that President Barack Obama's decision to not release those detainee abuse photos is a mistake. The d...

Sam Stein

Feingold Rebukes Obama For Detainee Photo Reversal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold became one of the first elected officials to criticize Barack Obama for his reversal on releasing of detainee abuse in a stateme...

New Torture Photos Release Delayed By Obama (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The White House plans to announce that Obama is "seeking to delay release of 'torture photos' depicting detainee abuse, reversing course. Wh...