Torture Photos Show Rapes of Detainees, Former Officer Confirms
The real reason Dick Cheney has become so loud: he's afraid
The world now knows why President Obama reversed his earlier decision to release the 2,000 photos of prisoners barbarically tortured, abused, and humiliated under the direction of the Bush/Cheney gang.
Some of the photos of the prisoners show U.S. personnel torturing, sexual assaulting and raping male and female detainees, including children. The existence of these photos was confirmed by former Major General Antonio Taguba. Taguba had earlier been in charge of the inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
On May 21, Cheney went on national television to defend torture and sickeningly attacked Obama for sacrificing "innocent lives to spare a captured terrorist from unpleasant things." We'd like to hear him explain how rape and sexual assault are just "unpleasant things" that have spared innocent lives. The last few months has proven that the abuses, the sexual assault, and the most barbaric violations of human rights cannot be attributed to a few bad apples. Such tactics were commonplace, officially sanctioned and elevated to the level of government policy.
The torture methods, like the war itself, have never been about saving lives. A recent column in the Nation echoed what IndictBushNow reported last week: "The Bush administration, hellbent on justifying its forthcoming invasion of Iraq, was ransacking the intelligence bureaucracy to find or produce two things that, it turns out, did not exist: weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq and cooperation between Al Qaeda and the regime of Saddam Hussein."
The Iraqi people have never waged war on the United States and no Iraqis took part in the attacks of 9/11. Bush & co. wanted to go to war, and were just looking for an excuse.
So why, given the recent revelations, has Dick Cheney responded so publicly in defense of the Bush administration's war crimes? He's afraid! He's not just concerned about preserving the administration's "legacy" -- he's concerned about preserving his own neck.
Don't believe us? Take it from Cheney's daughter, Liz, who recently explained her father's outspokenness on CNN: "He certainly did not plan when he left office to be doing this... Then when [Obama] suggested in the Oval Office itself that he would be open to the prosecution of former Bush administration officials including many who weren’t political appointees potentially, you know really, I think, made my dad realize this was just fundamentally wrong. We had to speak out."
Our argument for prosecution is becoming irresistible. The fact is that every revelation lays bare a whole new level of criminality. The more details come about the Bush administration's heinous acts and deliberate deception of the American people, the more people are starting to talk about justice. Already, many people who once said, "we need to move forward" are beginning to reconsider: no one can move forward until we have come to terms with the country's past. That means accountability: the indictment of the criminals.
WE HAVE BEEN NEO-CONNED
Cheney and his cabal of war criminals allowed to roam free while their victims are chained in a hell of pain and torment; Cheney and his merry madmen are given forum to spin their brand of treachery while their victims, even those removed from the leg irons and cubicles in black sites as well as Gitmo, have no voice.
Cheney and his buddies from Rupert to Kristol; Rove to Blakeman, are allowed to continue preaching hate and a psychotic fantasy of sure attack to keep his 1 in 5 in check, getting others to push his talking points...
FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS we were under the thumb of these neo-con war criminals who chose to murder, main and torture in the name of 330,000,000 citizens; FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS, they lied, using fear and anger to manipulate us to war; For EIGHT LONG YEARS they destroyed us bit by bit - our Constitution; our liberty; our moral compass
They lied us into an inhumane war that continues to this day at a cost of $5000 a second and more - selling us off to China and the House of Saud.
1.3 million and more are dead in our name - over4 4000 soldiers DEAD in our name; over 7 million Iraqis displaced from their homes in OUR NAME - setting brother upon brother; neighbor upon neighbor and nation upon nation.