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Obama reverses course on abuse photos

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has done an about-face
on the release of hundreds more photos of U.S. troops abusing
prisoners.
He's sending government lawyers back to court in a bid to block
on the release.
The president says these are not as sensational as the Abu
Ghraib prison photos, and their release won't add to public
understanding.
The president says the photos might, in fact, inflame
anti-American opinion and put U.S. troops in greater danger.
ACLU attorney Amrit Singh, who argued the case in court, says
the administration's opposition "makes a mockery of President
Obama's promise of transparency and accountability."
Obama counters the public already knows plenty about the abuse,
which took place long before his watch.


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