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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

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    The Associated Press
    Monday, November 30, 2009; 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their U.S. captors.

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    President Barack Obama at first didn't oppose the release, but he changed his mind, saying they could whip up anti-American sentiment overseas and endanger U.S. troops.
    Good for him.
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    The ACLU has said it will continue fighting for the photos' release.
    Shouldn't the ACLU be more concerned with protecting American lives rather than sticking up for some foreign terrorists? Last I checked, life is a civil liberty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    Shouldn't the ACLU be more concerned with protecting American lives rather than sticking up for some foreign terrorists? Last I checked, life is a civil liberty.

    You mean the UACLU? They aren't the least bit interested in anything "American"... Purely a socialistic, atheist organization that does their best at tearing down the founders ideas for this nation.

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    I wonder what cotts135 thinks of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    I wonder what cotts135 thinks of this?
    I am a law absolutist and I feel if you broke the law then you pay for it no matter who you are. Showing those photo's I agree will whip up even more anti american sentiment in Muslim nations but the tradeoff is that fanatics that want to kill us anyway know that these photo's exist and by hiding them they just use that fact to portray America as hypocrites not to be trusted. Show them, and prosecute anyone who broke the law.

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    There you go, cotts135 understands the law better than the United States Supreme Court.

    "law absolutist" I have never heard anyone identify themselves this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cotts135 View Post
    I am a law absolutist and I feel if you broke the law then you pay for it no matter who you are. Showing those photo's I agree will whip up even more anti american sentiment in Muslim nations but the tradeoff is that fanatics that want to kill us anyway know that these photo's exist and by hiding them they just use that fact to portray America as hypocrites not to be trusted. Show them, and prosecute anyone who broke the law.
    I admit I went and looked up what the definition of absolutist meant within the context of your statement..correct me if I read it wrong but in your interpretation, is the law only black and white with no grey area between..not meant to be argumentative but trying to understand your context before commenting on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    I admit I went and looked up what the definition of absolutist meant within the context of your statement..correct me if I read it wrong but in your interpretation, is the law only black and white with no grey area between..not meant to be argumentative but trying to understand your context before commenting on it...
    Absolutist in the context that we bring people to justice regardless of who you are if you are under suspicion of breaking a law. I don't believe in all cases where someone is charged that it is a black and white issue. There are plenty of gray areas in the law field but I think trials with judges and jury's are able for the most part to deal with gray areas. There are almost always circumstances that can effect outcomes of trials

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    There you go, cotts135 understands the law better than the United States Supreme Court.

    "law absolutist" I have never heard anyone identify themselves this way.
    How do you go from disagreeing with the Supreme Court to knowing more than it? Reread what I said.

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