Sunday, October 15, 2006

Has The US Helped?

If you think the US has helped the Iraqi people, think again. According to a UN chief anti-torture expert, tortue in today's Iraq may be worse than it was when Hussein was in control. Manfred Nowak said the situation in Iraq was "out of control", with abuses being committed by security forces, militia groups and anti-US insurgents.

One of the most used techniques includes the use of power drills. "They torture them, breaking hands and legs. They use electric drills to pierce their bodies and then the killing is carried out at close range," said Salman al-Faraji, a human rights activist and lawyer. And the "they" in this case: the Iraqi police force.

How much more help can the Iraqi people take?

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