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Important Please Read: From White House Press Secretary Robert GibbsThe email contains the link and text of a Salon article featuring Taguba's clarification. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how this is helpful. At Thursday's briefing, I asked Gibbs about the propaganda value of such reports, versus the actual photos:
A number of you have asked about or reported on a recent article in the Telegraph that inaccurately described photos which are the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. Both the Department of Defense and the White House have said the article was wrong, and now the individual who was purported to be the source of the article has said it's inaccurate. Given that this false report has been repeated around the world, and given the impact these negative reports have on our troops, I felt it was important for you to see this correction.
- Robert Gibbs
"It's not when they saw the photographs," Hersh stresses. "It's when they learned how serious it was. They were told in memos what the photographs showed... They showed other, more sexual abuse than we knew, sodomy of women prisons by American soldiers, a father and his son forced to do acts together. There was more stuff [than] was made public. You didn't need a photograph if you had a verbal description of it.Hersh was speaking about this report on the reception Taguba received from the Bush administration.
"It's quite implicit," he added. "They knew very quickly this was bad."
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