SEALs sue over “abuse” photos

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At the beginning of December, an Associated Press reporter stumbled upon a cache of photos of hooded and bloodied Iraqi detainees. They had been posted to an Internet photo-sharing site called Smugmug by the wife of a Navy SEAL who had served in Iraq. The photographs predate the Abu Ghraib scandal by nearly a year and suggest that abusive treatment of prisoners was a problem even among SEALs, some of the military’s highest caliber troops.

Now, the SEALs who appear in the photographs are suing the AP. From ” target=”_blank”>second AP article observed shortly after the pictures were discovered, “Gary Solis, a former Marine Corps prosecutor and judge who teaches at the United States Military Academy, said the images showed ‘stupid’ and ‘juvenile’ behavior — but not necessarily a crime.”

Jeff Horwitz, a former Salon editorial fellow, writes for the Washington City Paper.

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