By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Jay Carney reacted to the publication of photos in the Los Angeles Times
of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan by saying the Obama administration is "disappointed.. [with] the decision to publish two years after the incident," according to a pool report.
Carney is suggesting, it would seem, that the photos might put at risk U.S. soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan.
And that, since the photos were taken two years ago, there would not seem to be pressing need for the Los Angeles Times to publish the photos while the soldiers are in that war theater.
Carney also blasted the photos themselves--at least, the actions of those American in the pictures. "[The] conduct depicted in those photographs is reprehensible and does not in any way represent the high standards of the US military," Carney told the press aboard Air Force One. "And the president certainly shares in the defense secretary's opinion that this should be investigated and those held responsible will be held accountable."
So this might endanger the troops? Well gee Carney, you leftists weren't concerned about that when you screamed for weeks on end about Abu Ghraib with your mainstream media buddies plastering the pictures all over the world.