Abuse Outrage Outrage


During today's Senate hearing on the Iraqi prisoner abuse, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) outrageously said he's more "outraged at the outrage" over the abuses of the prisoners than he is at the abuse itself. He also says he's outraged that "humanitarian do-gooders" are now prowling around Abu Ghraib looking for wrongdoing.

[Update: Here's a report on Inhofe's statement]

Meanwhile: Should the public see the remaining images of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners?

Here's what three senators say:

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, said he would like to see the new images of prisoner abuse made public.

"The way the other photos came out was a P.R. disaster and was beyond just a P.R. disaster," Graham said in an interview. "It had a detrimental effect on the war on the terror. Let's not repeat the same mistake twice."

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), another member of the committee, said he also favored a full public disclosure of the photos. "I don't think you gain anything by holding anything back, because it's going to come out sooner or later."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, "I think we [senators] ought to see them. I can't tell you whether the public should see them. I think the public has enough of a sample to know what went on."