Military officials are preparing to give Congress additional photographs from their investigation into the abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday.
Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) said the military had agreed to give the armed services panel classified discs containing unreleased digital images. “I was assured yesterday that all the new photos are being reviewed by the lawyers and so forth and will be forthcoming to Congress,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The evidence will be shared with members of Congress, Warner added, but “when that will be released to the public remains to be seen.”
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during congressional testimony Friday that additional photographs and videos exist of physical violence toward prisoners under U.S. control, some of them showing “acts that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhuman.”