June 9th, 2009
02:31 PM ET
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Hal

    Once again the cowards are loose!!

    We do not need a government that hides the truth from us!! If you believe that Americans are too fragile to handle the truth you are no good for this country. This is exactly the logic that the totalitarians of the world use, "the people cannot handle the truth it is dangerous."

    This is an evil precident and the Obama administration should be ashamed of itself for not holding the people responsible for these crimes to account.

    As for the Congress they prove on a daily basis that they are cowards so I would expect as much from these wormy, little sycophants.

    June 9, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. Fed up in SC

    Why are we allowing obama to detroy our nation by making these unwise and dangerous decisions. There has not been one good rational for what Obams is doing. He is trying to destroy us, plain and simple. With the photos being released it will incite anger here and abroad. Just look at how some of our enemy nations are torturing our prisoner whn they capture them. If anythin g we learned techniques from them. Obama is destroying us a sure as I live in SC. What person in his right mind would try to show photos to rogue nations even if they may be somewhat harsh. Not nealy as harsh as they should be comparing them to how the rogue nations torture our preople. please stop Obama.

    June 9, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. mother and sister of a soldier

    Thank goodness someone on Capitol Hill understands the serious ramifications of releasing these photos. It should be law a president must have military experience. How can Obama understand the military and our enemies when he only fought as Commander in Chief of community organization?

    June 9, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I support Nancy, but she needs to get her House in order. DO NOT RELEASE THE PHOTOS.

    June 9, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. unhappy dem

    I have a son in law over there now, If they release these photos and it causes one of our troops to be killed or wounded, their blood will be on the representatives who voted to publicize them and on the idiots who keep clamoring for them to be released.The waterboarding is over and done, get over it and If it saved one single American child from being blown up then it was well worth it.

    June 9, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Rick

    whats the matter, Dems afraid of getting caught in a lie again.

    June 9, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Ryan Indy

    Why did Obama want to release these in the first place????? What is the benefit of doing that???? I really question Democrats motives and sanity sometimes. Its like they would rather please the world than protect their soliders...... Pathetic Pathetic People

    June 9, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Bob of Lompoc

    If I didn't do anything wrong I would not care if the pictures of me doing whatever I did were released to the public. That's called the "Mother Test": Would I do this (torture another human being) in front of my Mother ? Obviously, the answer from these people is, "No".

    June 9, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Simmy

    Lieberman and Graham.......Two peas in a pod of mush.......Together they're the equivalent of half a senator.......They're only as good as the amount of good they accomplish for their constituents and the country...They belong to the party of NO.......

    June 9, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Kenneth

    It's called taking responsibility for our actions. It's called freedom of information. If the people who did these deeds are not brought out into the open, tried in open courts and punished openly, then other Americans will do the same thing and the terrorists will have won. Yes, they will use the photos for propaganda. Absolutely, they will. But THEIR potential actions do not in any way release us from our own moral obligations. We as Americans need to get over our religious convictions that the rules do not apply to us. That is why most of the world hates us.

    June 9, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. Texas Teacher

    I think ending this travesty in Getmo will do more to STOP the insanity in Iraq and the world than anything else we can do. Obama is trying to treat these men like human beings... some are no doubt guilty and some are probably not. But I bet they all hate us! Maybe a fair trial and fair treatment will be a step in the right direction to curing the horrible ills of the Bush/Cheney administration!

    June 9, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  12. phoenix86

    Obviously Pelosi, Obama and the dems don't care a) what the MAJORITY of Americans want and b) if our troops get put in even more danger.

    I cannot help but wonder why the dems hate America so much.

    June 9, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  13. demwit

    irresponsible == liberalism

    June 9, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  14. DawnL,CA

    Now is NOT the time to release the photos. Our troops are doing a great job & it's not governments job to make their job more difficult. There will come a time for the photos to be released-now is not that time.

    June 9, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  15. Enough

    All those who want Gitmo closed, you got room for a few house guests? I am sure they will be really nice to you, they are probably just misunderstood, they don't really hate us and want to kill us.

    June 9, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  16. LacrosseMom

    ALL the evidence, EVERY photo should be released so that Americans can know..... can SEE for themselves the horrors done in our name!

    June 9, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  17. thetruth

    I, for one, have seen some of the photos–not seen before by the public. They are bloody, horrific and humiliating and are much more extreme than the one's previously shown. I believe pres. Obama is making the right decision to block the release of these photos–they absolutely would incite new hatred and animosity toward the American servicepeople around the world.

    June 9, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |

    To those that keep complaining about us punishing those that did these things: These pictures are evidence in court martial trials that military member were convicted of mistreating prisoners. That's how these photos came about. They were taken and used to punish those people that did these things. MAN, I really hate liberals right now.

    June 9, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  19. Jeff in SC

    We are behind Obama all the way. Mark Sanford, Lindsey Graham, and Jim DeMint have all used our state for desperate grandstanding at the tax payer's expense. We have the 2nd highest unemployment in the country, broken and crumbling infrastructure, and no plans to help the people in place.

    The people of SC have had enough of WEAK GOP government in our state. And we will vote for it NO MORE.

    June 9, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  20. JonDie

    We need to own up to our crimes, even if we don't prosecute anyone. Otherwise we'll just keep repeating them. Burying the past, like it doesn't exist, is the tactic of Stalinists.

    June 9, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  21. Long form birth certificate

    I thought they said the terrorists attack us because we are rich and free? If that is the case, which it isn't, than why would showing the pictures matter?

    Because they don't attack us because we are rich and free, they attack us because they believe we are meddling in their affairs, killing and torturing their people and stealing their resources.

    June 9, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  22. FactCheck

    Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion zealot

    The correct term is "domestic terrorist". Because that is what he and his ilk are... plain and simple. Look up the definition of the word if you have doubts.

    June 9, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  23. Skip, a black man

    Jen, please move to Iran....we dont need you or your 8th grade comments!

    June 9, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  24. SColbert

    An investigation is clearly called for. War crimes should never, never be swept under the rug.

    June 9, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  25. Sick -n- Tired

    Irresponsible only because it will expose the GOP as a party of facist, torture loving, Hitler Nazis! Or something like that!

    June 9, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
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