In the end, however, the fact that the secretary could select which images to release and which to suppress may only deepen the proposed legislation's invidiousness. Consider the possibility that the secretary, invoking his authority under new legislation, withholds half of the prisoner-abuse photos. How should we interpret the photos that are disclosed? What conclusions can we fairly draw about the kinds of abuses that were inflicted on prisoners, or the Defense Department's responsibility for that abuse, when the secretary of Defense has chosen which images the public is entitled to see? The legislation almost certainly will deprive us of information we would otherwise have had access to, but its even more nefarious effect will be to corrode the integrity of the information we can still obtain.