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May 13, 2009

Thank You Cheney!! Military Hater Obama Changes Mind About Releasing Detainee Photos



Obama Reverses Course on Releasing More Detainee Abuse Photographs

ABC News

Jack Tapper

Obama met with White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the White House counsel team last week and told them that he had second thoughts about the decision to hand over photographs of detainee abuse to the ACLU, per a judge's order, and had changed his mind.

The president "believes their release would endanger our troops," a White House official says, adding that the president "believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court."

At the end of that meeting, the president directed Craig to object to the immediate release of the photos on those grounds. In an Oval Office meeting with Iraq Commander General Ray Odierno, the president told him of his decision to argue against the release of the photographs.

The move is a complete 180. In a letter from the Justice Department to a federal judge on April 23, the Obama administration announced that the Pentagon would turn over 44 photographs showing detainee abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Bush administration.

The photographs are part of a 2003 Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU for all information relating to the treatment of detainees -- the same battle that led to President Obama's decision to release memos from the Bush Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel providing legal justifications for brutal interrogation methods, many of which the International Committee of the Red Cross calls torture.

"The reversal is another indication of a continuance of the Bush administration policies under the Obama administration," ACLU attorney Amrit Singh told ABC News. "President Obama's promise of accountability is meaningless, this is inconsistent with his promise of transparency, it violates the government's commitment to the court. People need to examine these abusive photographs, but also the government officials need to be held accountable."

It's unclear what step the White House will now take, whether the administration will challenge the release in appellate court with new arguments or whether it will take the case to the Supreme Court.


VP Dick Cheney Spoke Out

Poison Photo-Drop .. decision to release photographs .. will imperil nation .. its defenders.

Andrew C. McCarthy Spoke Out!!

American soldiers, American civilians, and other innocent people are going to die because Pres. Barack Obama wants to release photographs of prisoner abuse. Note: I said, “wants to release” — not “has to release,” or “is being forced to release,” or “will comply with court orders by releasing.” The photos, quite likely thousands of them, will be released because the president wants them released. Any other description of the situation is a dodge.

Not a word about his notion that Abu Ghraib inspired new terrorist recruitment but that, for the pleasure of trying to destroy the previous administration, he would do what he condemns.


Wild Thing's comment.........

Cheney ROCKS! Andew C. McCarthy Rocks! Rush Rocks too for getting the word out. I don't care if Obama and his ilk don't give him credit. It is obvious the biggest, loudest words against release of the photos has been VP Dick Cheney.

Obama will try to get the creidt for the change not to do this but if the lefties for one second would stop and admit to themselves in the dark corners of their sick liberal brains they know, oh yes they know it was wrong and would put every one of our service members in grave danger, more then they are already.

Obama puts HIS political self-preservation first, this is NOT about the troops in danger or American citizens in danger. And he knows that, however controversial the release of of these photos the backlash to the release of these photos would be far greater to HIM.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 04:55 PM


The Obamination will eventually come out of the islamic closet and reveal both his fealty to the false prophet and well-known pedophile, Mohammed as well as BHO's being a mole for the Islamic Brotherhood terrorist organisation.

See you Americans in the street when we all have to storm the capital to take back our country from the socialist/islamist coalition.

Posted by: Billy Ray at May 13, 2009 05:11 PM

Dick Cheney has made his point. 7 for the good guys and zip for what-s-name. All the trashing of Cheney from the White House on down to the lowest peon in the food chain on the MSM staff, Cheney's point got across.

Two things come immediately to mind. 1.) Regardless what they say about Dick Cheney, They know, he knows what he's talking about. 2.) They had better pay attention to what Dick Cheney has been saying otherwise there will be a 9-11 part- 2.

Posted by: Mark at May 13, 2009 07:17 PM

That jug-eared idiot isn't living in the real world. He has no idea what's simmering around his feet.

He needs to pack up and take his arrogant ass back to Chicago where he belongs.

Posted by: Stepperg at May 13, 2009 07:49 PM

His Royal Smuggness only makes decisions based on his own political well-being. Just like Bill Clinton, Obama keeps a finger up in the air testing the political winds of public opinion. He realized the release of the pictures could come back to hurt his political life.. So much for the courage of his convictions.

Posted by: TomR at May 13, 2009 08:17 PM

"It could get our troops killed"
Chilling words to anyone who has loved ones wearing a uniform right now.

The debate would have ended right there, in a sane world.
I hope one of Obama's girls wants to go into the military some day. Hell's bells, we know we'll still be at war with the Islamists even then. And it just might be on our own soil, thanks to this idiot, who is too narcissistic to even realize he's in over his head. ("Axelrod, what do the polls say?")
A good indicator of how scary right someone is to the left is by how vehemently they attack him or her.
Cheney is on the top of the list right now because he doesn't give a rat's pahtootey what anyone says about him and he has the credentials behind his words.

Posted by: yankeemom at May 14, 2009 07:16 AM