Wednesday, May 13, 2009
News Talk Online May 13, 2009: Obama Changes Course On Release Of Detainee Photos
Protesting torture in front of the U.S. Supreme Court
President Obama now says he opposes the release of photos of detainees held in U.S. custody who may have been the victims of extraordinary interrogation practices.
The decision to fight the release of the photos, on the grounds that they would inflame anti-American passions, comes as he prepares to travel to Egypt in June to address the Muslim world. There are also concerns that the release of the photos would put U.S. troops in greater danger.
Previously the administration indicated that it would not fight an ACLU Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking the release of the photographs.
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