It all started out with a lie from Barack Obama, about the photographs of torture that he has refused to release: “These photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.”
That lie was exposed when the Telegraph, a British newspaper, reported that the photographs included pictures of rape, sexual assault and a prisoner being photographed with her breasts exposed. That’s “particularly sensational”.
Now Obama Administration has responded to the Telegraph’s report with new lies: “None of the photos in question depict the images that are described in that article,” said Bryan G. Whitman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs suggested that the Telegraph’s report was not even “something that bordered on truthful news”.
Yet, a small number of the photographs that Obama has been trying to keep secret, refusing to obey the Freedom of Information Act, have already been leaked out, and they show exactly what the Telegraph said they showed. They show exactly what the Obama Administration says that they don’t show. Here are two of these photographs:
So who are you going to believe: Barack Obama or your own eyeballs?
I don’t like looking at these kinds of photographs. They’re of forced sexual displays designed to humiliate prisoners and entertain prison guards. They’re not exciting to me. They’re disgusting, and so I don’t like showing them either. I hate to have to put these kinds of photographs up on Irregular Times, where I know that they will disgust many readers.
However, the Obama White House is claiming that these kind of photographs just don’t exist. They’re claiming that they’re not trying to cover them up. They’re accusing a newspaper of lying in saying that these photographs exist.
Now you have seen them too, and you can’t deny that they exist. So, you can see that President Obama and his aides have lied to you, purposefully, over and over again.
Given that, how can you continue to support the presidency of Barack Obama? How can you trust a single word that comes out of Obama’s mouth? He’s been caught in these lies. How many other lies is he telling, to support the same rotten, anti-Constitution policies that began under George W. Bush?
This is not what America was promised. It’s not change. It’s not hope. It’s nothing we can believe in.
I spent a lot of time last year writing that, in spite of his flaws, Obama was the best choice for President. Now, I wish I could take it all back.
Read through my articles from the last several years, and you’ll see I’m no Republican plant. I spent years fighting against the abusive, authoritartian, criminal policies of the presidency of George W. Bush. For a while, I really believed that Obama would be different.
Obama has had his chance to make a difference. Instead, he’s gone back on his word, and he’s continuing the worst aspects of the Bush years.
Barack Obama has not just earned my distrust. He has not merely earned the withdrawal of my support. Barack Obama has earned my ardent opposition. For me, as a liberal, knowing what I know, any other position would be profoundly dishonest.
I will not add my own dishonesty to Barack Obama’s.