Pentagon Comes Out Against Violence

From Holden:

Gee, if General Myers is so opposed to violence and risking the lives of Our Troops! maybe he should not have agreed to commit them to an illegal war without the proper manpower levels or equipment.

Senior Pentagon officials have opposed the release of photographs and videotapes of the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, arguing that they would incite public opinion in the Muslim world and put the lives of American soldiers and officials at risk, according to documents unsealed in federal court in New York.

Gen. Richard B. Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a statement put forth to support the Pentagon’s case that he believed that “riots, violence and attacks by insurgents will result” if the images were released.

Of course there cound not be any other reason for the Pentagon brass to oppose the relase of these photos, could there? Like prompting an investigation that would follow the trail of war crimes through the military leadership to their Commander in Chief?