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Default Obama’s Abu Ghraib:

I didn't know whether to post this in the media forum because of the lack of coverage or here in the military forum if any mod or redd thinks it should be moved please do so.

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When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke in 2003, the mainstream media and liberal blogosphere couldn’t find enough column inches to express adequately their shock and revulsion. The New York Times alone published 56 stories on the hideous revelation that members of the U.S. Army Reserve had tortured prisoners of war and posed for “trophy pictures”—inexcusable acts that the Times placed squarely at the feet of then-president George W. Bush.

Nor could left-leaning sources conceal their delight when President-elect Barack Obama boldly proclaimed:

[U]nder my administration the United States does not torture. We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. We will uphold our highest ideals.

What a difference a president makes. Until you flash forward to today’s bombshell, dropped by the British newspaper The Guardian, noting that members of a self-styled U.S. Army “kill team” posed for photos not with tortured prisoners but with corpses. Of civilians. Whom they had killed.
BREAKING: Obama’s Abu Ghraib: The Stuff Hits the Fan The Greenroom

There is also an article about one of the soldiers here at the WSJ.

Soldier to Plead Guilty in Afghan Murder Case - WSJ.com

It sure is funny though that the NYT's and WaPo remains silent along with the other left leaning MSM.
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Suddenly it's not the Presidents fault.

Not like it was before, but you couldn't tell that from some of the press coverage in past years.

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We have Obama's Katrina
Obama's "politicizaton" of the DoJ
yada yada yada

And now Obama's Abu Ghraib?????

You guys need to get over Bush.

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A court-martial is schedued to start Wednesday for Spc. Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska. He is one of 12 soldiers charged with an array of offenses stemming from an incident last year when the Army says three Afghan civilians were murdered by members of the 5th Stryker Brigade operating in the Maiwand district of Kandahar Province.

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Although apparently not indicative of a widespread systemic breakdown, as with the dozens of images from Iraq's Abu Ghraib penitentiary in 2004, the photos of U.S. soldiers grinning with a corpse are certain to offer enemies of the Kabul regime a propaganda coup.
It is not Abu Ghraib by a long shot.


Second - it's not new. You wonder why it is not being reported in the "MSM" much? Because it has been in the news for a while.
Local News | Stryker soldier Jeremy Morlock faces court-martial in Afghan killings | Seattle Times Newspaper
Afghan killings, body parts at center of inquiry - World news - South and Central Asia - Afghanistan - msnbc.com
AP Exclusive: Soldier's father says he warned Army of plot by troops to kill Afghan civilians - FoxNews.com
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We have Obama's Katrina
Obama's "politicizaton" of the DoJ
yada yada yada

And now Obama's Abu Ghraib?????

You guys need to get over Bush.
It's a commentary about the media, not about Mr Bush and Mr Obama.
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It's a commentary about the media, not about Mr Bush and Mr Obama.
You must have missed the topic title.
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You mean Abu Ghraib went all the way up the chain of command to Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush, but the buck stops for the "kill team" with the guy who forgot to wipe the memory stick on the camera they used to take these pictures?
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You must have missed the topic title.
I must have focused my attention on the content of the post instead of the headline.

Reminder: On this message board, they ask you to use the title of the article you are citing in your post. Mr Liberty didn't make up the title.
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I must have focused my attention on the content of the post instead of the headline.

Reminder: On this message board, they ask you to use the title of the article you are citing in your post. Mr Liberty didn't make up the title.
That's correct alan, but I must admit that I didn't use the entire title, I left out the BREAKING NEWS part simply because I did not think it was BREAKING that most other news outlets are giving obama another pass.
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Default Re: Obama’s Abu Ghraib:

ya know...there's a thread in the "open discussion" forum asking if we support the president.
I wonder where this issue falls...?...
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I must have focused my attention on the content of the post instead of the headline.

Reminder: On this message board, they ask you to use the title of the article you are citing in your post. Mr Liberty didn't make up the title.
I did not say Mr. Liberty did.

I was pointing out the idiocy of the title. Regardless of what the post is about - the title is the header and you go from there.
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