In an amendment to the $91 billion spending bill to fund the war in Afghanistan, the Senate voted to block the release of all post 9/11 detainee abuse photos for five years. The language is aimed at preventing a court from ordering their release in response to a freedom of information lawsuit.
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The Republican propaganda has been effective. And the truth is - many people just don't want to know what was done by the CIA and the other torturers. Advocating for disclosure of this information is not a vote-winning strategy.