Thursday, May 13, 2004

That Was Then…

From the New York Times:

The explicit nature of the photographs left the lawmakers deeply conflicted over whether the images should be made public. Some who previously favored a public release said they had changed their minds and were swayed by remarks from military personnel that to do so would violate the prisoners’ right to privacy and protection from humiliation under international law.

Flash back to the release of the Starr report in 1998. It was on the internet before the documents were delivered to Congress. The lawmakers weren’t too concerned about the “right to privacy and protection from humiliation” then, now were they?