Enough of these traitors. Send them all to Iraq and tie them up against Humvees to be used as body armor. And the judge is a fool: yes, the terrorists will surrender in awe of our principled judiciary and our respect for due process!
ACLU: Iraq Prison Photos to Be Released
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press WriterTue Mar 28, 10:45 PM ET
The federal government has agreed to release disputed pictures showing American soldiers tormenting Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein had ordered the release of the pictures from the infamous Baghdad prison over complaints by government lawyers, who complained that doing so would incite violence against U.S. troops in Iraq and provoke terrorists.
The Department of Defense had appealed that order but planned to drop the appeal, the ACLU said.
Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director, said the civil rights group "will press on with its lawsuit to hold high-level officials accountable for creating policies that resulted in the abuse of detainees."
The judge ordered the pictures released earlier this year, saying terrorists "do not need pretexts for their barbarism" and that suppressing the pictures would amount to submitting to blackmail.
"Our nation does not surrender to blackmail, and fear of blackmail is not a legally sufficient argument to prevent us from performing a statutory command," he said. "Indeed, the freedoms that we champion are as important to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan as the guns and missiles with which our troops are armed."