Looks as though one of those statements probably had some truth in it:
[US Army] Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said he supported the President's decision, adding: "These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.
"I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them..." [Telegraph (Emphasis added.)]
I'm sure the detainees had signs around their necks that said 'lay on top of me and keep me physically active or I'll die.'
*See The Culture Ghost for "clownshit."