Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape' - Telegraph Snippet Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said... These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency. I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them, and British troops who are trying to build security in Afghanistan. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it. I wonder though if those who support the actions in Iraq (and elsewhere) should look at these images and bear them in mind and perhaps understand what some of their consequences may be and the attitudes of those who do not consider us liberators. I wonder also whether exposure would force those responsible to be held to proper account. Perhaps they should appear in future history text books.