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Obama administration asks SCOTUS to block detainee photos

The Obama Administration is asking the Supreme Court to block the public release of detainee abuse photos that were the subject of a high-profile reversal by President Barack Obama earlier this year.

On Friday afternoon, the Justice Department filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to overturn an appeals court decision requiring the Pentagon to disclose the photos, which depict alleged abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This request from the DOJ has absolutely nothing to do with the safety of American civilian and military personnel; it has everything to do with not letting the American people - and the world - see just what American tax dollars were buying in these incidents.

But the real, strategic problem with the institutionalization of torture by the US is that first, it has, for all practical intents and purposes, removed us as a signatory from any and every human rights treaty to which the US has ever been a signatory. That includes the Geneva Accords.

And secondly, now, when any American civilian or military personnel gets captured as a prisoner of war, they can expect no better treatment than what has been meted out at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo.

Chew on that for a while.