Mostly photo's of the mild side as to torture and abuse that greatly helped build the blowback and retaliation then and growth and spread of since, including the now ISIL! Creating the easy wealth, for those eager to invest in and most of with the wealth already to do so, growth of a perpetual war footing, deadly and destructive, after the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11! Breaking domestic and international laws, we led in creating, against such treatment and condemning those who did and do same to our own!
The photo's and video's, I'm sure, Cheney and company, Congressional conservatives as well, enjoyed reviewing as they came in!
Country as quickly ran from any and all accountability for 'illegal and inhumane' actions 'Done In Our Names'!!
6 February 2016 - The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces.
The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mainly of detainees' arms and legs, revealing bruises and cuts, and they appear far less dramatic than those released more than a decade ago during allegations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Those now-infamous Abu Ghraib photos included images of naked detainees stacked in a human pyramid or of a soldier holding a naked detainee by a dog collar and leash.
The Pentagon said that criminal investigations substantiated abuse in 14 of the cases linked to the 198 newly released photos, and determined that 42 allegations were not valid. Sixty-five service members were disciplined in connection with the cases.
The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Pentagon said that Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other military leaders reviewed a number of unreleased photos and determined that 198 could be made public.
The reviews are required every three years. According to the ACLU there are as many as 2,000 photographs that the government has not released. read more>>>
22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>
Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!