This is wrong and whoever is responsible should be punished.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Tabloid photographs Friday of an imprisoned Saddam Hussein naked except for his white underwear prompted a U.S. military investigation and condemnation from the Red Cross. President Bush said he did not think the images would incite further anti-American sentiment in Iraq.[SNIP]
''It is clear that the pictures were taken inside the prison, which means that American soldiers have leaked the pictures,'' said Saddam's chief lawyer, Ziad al-Khasawneh.(Emphasis mine.)
And, yes, it’s as bad as the Newsweek debacle; worse. Those responsible should know better. And, apparently, the Sun (UK) and the New York Post (subsidiaries of FNC) learned nothing from the Newsweek incident.
Sun managing editor Graham Dudman told The Associated Press that the newspaper paid ''a small sum'' for the photos. He would not elaborate except to say it was more than 500 British pounds, which is about $900. The paper said it would publish more photos Saturday.:::Spit::: Some military personnel were Judases for a lousy 900 dollars. I hope they can live with the fallout.
UPDATE: Jeff Goldstein agrees.