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A Dayton Apology?

Last Friday, an angry Senator Mark Dayton (MN-D) accused General Myers of improperly “suppressing” the news by appealing to 60 Minutes II to delay broadcasting the photos from Abu Ghraib prison for fear of retribution against Americans known to be in the hands of terrorists in Iraq. General Myers bristled at the ignorant criticism, explaining that he knew the pictures would eventually be made public, but the timing was particularly sensitive. He obviously made his case to the satisfaction of CBS, the network held off broadcasting the pictures until they were going to be made public elsewhere. Those savages on video cite those photos. Has Senator Dayton changed his mind about “suppressing” the news?


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