The silence of the complicit. More than a week after the release of documents that show al Qaeda torture methods and after the release of 41 Iraqis from an al Qaeda torture chamber only Fox News and CNN have written about it and shown the American public the pictures. No other major media outlet has. But they sure had a lot of time to spout about abu Ghraib and run the pictures continuously.
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The U.S. Defense Department released photos last week of an al-Qaeda torture chamber in Iraq, which showed various torture tools—blow torches, meat cleavers, hammers, drills, metal files—drawings of torture methods, and photos of actual victims found in another house in Karmah who had been burned, mutilated, and tortured in myriad ways.
To their credit, CNN and Fox News Channel ran stories on the declassified material. Yet nine days since the material was released, neither ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times nor The Washington Post has run a story with the photos of this shocking evidence of al-Qaeda’s barbarism.
I'll add this: I have not seen any of the left wing sites that hyperventilated about abu Ghraib say one word about the barbarous enemy we are facing. (If any have, provide a link in comments.) Silence is complicity, folks. Damning the actions of some American troops (who have been punished for their actions) yet failing to even mention actions that are several orders of magnitude worse by sworn enemies of this nation amounts to enabling behavior.