(CNN) -- The United States has criticized an Australian television network's release of grisly images that show apparent detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
American officials have said the pictures should not have been released, with Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman telling The Associated Press their airing "could only further inflame and possibly incite unnecessary violence in the world."
I don't know what gives the Bush Administration the idea that they can tell Australia what they can and cannot publish.
But I was brought up to believe that real information is always legitimate, as long as it is true. And to be very, very wary of any authority that tries to prevent me from seeing the truth. For my own good, of course. It's ALWAYS "for your own good."