15 November 2009


“US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has blocked the public release of 44 pictures of foreign detainees abused by their captors, saying their release would endanger American soldiers. The Obama administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court late on Friday saying that Gates has invoked new powers blocking the release of the photos.”

(Irish Times, 15 Nov, 2009)

From the moral hope in the days after Obama's election to ... this.

1 comment:

Dr. C said...

Yes and yes to both your posts. I don't feel that it is fear of what people will think about American soldiers, they despise them already. It think it is fear of the political reprisals when the photos demand that those responsible for the torture and abuse must be brought to some kind of justice. I have allowed myself to become very cynical about it all in spite of what Oscar Wilde says.