Obama Will Block Release of Detainee Abuse Photos

Maybe the pressure from the Cheneys got to him.
Obama will fight to block release of the detainee abuse photos.

Obama already looked weak and doesn’t have a very respectable record on national defense so this was the right political move:

Jake Tapper at Political Punch reported:

President Obama met with White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the White House counsel team last week and told them that he had second thoughts about the decision to hand over photographs of detainee abuse to the ACLU, per a judge’s order, and had changed his mind.

The president “believes their release would endanger our troops,” a White House official says, adding that the president “believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court.”

At the end of that meeting, the president directed Craig to object to the immediate release of the photos on those grounds.

The America-haters in his base will not like this at all.

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