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Carter Wants Torture Pics Released

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2009 2:03 PM CDT
Carter Wants Torture Pics Released
Jimmy Carter in Marrakech, Morocco.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Jimmy Carter politely disagrees with the current president’s move to block photos depicting prisoner torture in Iraq and Afghanistan from public view. “I don't agree with him,” the former president said of Barack Obama. “But I certainly don't criticize him for making that decision,” he tells CNN's Campbell Brown in an interview airing tonight. Still, Carter is disappointed. “Most of his supporters were hoping that he would be much more open in the revelation of what we've done in the past.”

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Carter also lightly criticized the president’s “live and let live” philosophy about trials for Bush-era Justice officials. “What I would like to see is a complete examination of what did happen, the identification of any perpetrators of crimes against our own laws or against international law,” he said. “And then after all that's done, decide whether or not there should be any prosecutions.” (Read more Jimmy Carter stories.)

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