"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Abu Ghraib images released - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

New Abu Ghraib images released - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com: "Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the Defense Department believed the release of additional images of prisoner abuse was harmful and could only further inflame and possibly incite unnecessary violence in the world."

You hate to hear someone say the media shouldn't have done this or that, but the point Whitman made shouldn't just be looked at as trying to block the press.

Interestingly according to MSNBC, "there have been ongoing widespread anti-Western protests over published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad."

As the media has been very sensitive toward Muslim reaction to the cartoons, it is very interesting that they have no issue raking this mud up again, especially since these pictures are from the original scandal a couple years ago.

No cartoons, but real pictures of people mistreated years ago. The image accompanying this post doesn't reveal anything about torture, but it sure does look like injuries that could be sustained in battle. I'm not expert, but willypete came to mind when I saw it.

Anyway, the media proves once again how
hypocritical it can be. The off thing about it is they don't appear to notice.


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