This has nothing to do with Obama or declassified torture memos. The Pentagon is being ordered to release as many as 2.000 photos showing prisoner abuse at several military prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 28 - in response to the ACLU who filed a federal lawsuit and won. First photos of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are expected. Critics say this new batch of photos will prove once and for all that prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was not the result of "a few bad apples" as former Bush administration officials said about Army reservists Lynndie England and Charles Graner, but was, in fact, systemic, a way of conducting business at all the secret U.S. military prisons, widespread and sanctioned by the highest levels of the Bush administration. According to a U.S. official, at least one photo shows a prisoner shoved up against a wall as military guards and interrogators threaten to sexually assault the prisoner with a broomstick. -------------------- Eric Holder is also expected to release additional torture memos. From politico: Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), in a House hearing about the Department of Justice appropriations request, pressed Attorney General Eric Holder for a wider release of the torture memos. Holder, responded by promising greater disclosure, saying the Obama administration wasn’t playing a “cat and mouse" political game. “My hope would be to make these available, consistent with our national security interest,” Holder said. “It was not the intent of the administration to play hide and seek. … It is not the intent to play political games. We want to put as much in front of the American people, so we can come up with interrogation policies” that have legal support. Glenn Thrush's Blog: Holder hopes to release more memos - POLITICO.com I think this internal cleansing - the release of photos and torture memos in order to get back to legality - is exactly what we need as a country to set ourselves right.