TORTURE

New Abuse Photos Coming

The images from Abu Ghraib may have just been the tip of the iceberg of photographs depicting U.S. soldiers' abuse of war-on-terror detainees. On the heels of its controversial release of torture memos, the Obama administration has now agreed to make public more photos of alleged abuse at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 44 photos, which will be released in the coming weeks, are said to be not as shocking as the ones taken at Abu Ghraib, but they include images of U.S. service members intimidating detainees at gunpoint. The Obama administration will also release tapes from detainee interrogations and more reports on prisoner abuse. According to an ACLU lawyer, the photos "will constitute visual proof that, unlike the Bush administration's claim, the abuse was not confined to Abu Ghraib and was not aberrational.”