New “Abu Ghraib-style” photos to be released

Just saw a story about how the US Government is set to release 44 images “depicting alleged abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush White House” that the ACLU has been suing to have released plus a “substantial number of other images, by May 28”. Here it is in the LATimes.

The photos, examined by Air Force and Army criminal investigators, are apparently not as shocking as those taken at Abu Ghraib, which became a symbol of U.S. mistakes in Iraq. But Defense Department officials nevertheless are concerned that the release could incite another backlash in the Middle East.

(once again, I first saw this on the SLOG)

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