President Obama finally comes to the realization that releasing additional detainee photos will damage our relations with European countries, inflame the Muslim world and put our troops at risk. The only question is why anyone was ever stupid enough to think that would be a good idea? Fox News is reporting:
In a sharp reversal, President Obama announced Wednesday that he will not release hundreds of photos potentially showing U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"My belief is the publication of these photos would not add any additional benefits to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals," Obama said in a brief appearance. "The most direct consequence would be to further inflame anti-American opinion and put our troops in greater danger."