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  • ** FILE ** Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (left), Connecticut independent, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican (The Washington Times)

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  • Sen. Susan Collins speaks as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman looks on during a news conference about the passage of the "don't ask, don't tell" bill on Capitol Hill on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Associated Press)

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  • Top Republicans and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent, had called on Mr. Obama to fight the release, saying the photos could be as damaging to U.S. interests as the release of photos from Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi prison where U.S. troops took photographs of prisoners in humiliating positions.

    Obama: Photo release would endanger troops →

  • "The net effect of the release of these pictures would have been to increase the danger [and] the risk to American military and diplomatic personnel, indeed to Americans all around the world," Mr. Lieberman said, adding that it would have "undercut the advances President Obama has made in improving America's image around the world."

    Obama: Photo release would endanger troops →

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