Thursday, July 01, 2004

Your Daily Dose of Moral Relativism Surprise, surprise, surprise, the agents of the new Iraqi government, sovereign because we say so, has revealed itself to have a lot in common with the old one. Digby had this from the Guardian:
American military police yesterday raided a building belonging to the Iraqi ministry of the interior where prisoners were allegedly being physically abused by Iraqi interrogators. The raid appeared to be a violation of the country's new sovereignty, leading to angry scenes inside the ministry between Iraqi policemen and US soldiers.
LET FREEDOM SOMEBODY REIGN, but wait there is more:
Iraqi ministry of interior officials admitted that around 150 prisoners taken during a raid four days before in the Betawain district of Baghdad had been physically abused during their arrest and subsequent questioning. ... Senior Iraqi officers described those captured as "first class murderers, kidnappers and terrorists with links to al-Ansar" - a militant group in the former Kurdish no-fly zone - who had all admitted to "at least 20 crimes while being questioned".
Ah, just like the old days, abuse the Kurds. "Memories, of the horrors of the mind. Pussie, bleeding Memories, of the way things were." And get a load of this statement from one of the Iraqi abusers:
"The American asked me why we had beaten the prisoners. I said we beat the prisoners because they are all bad people. But I told him we didn't strip them naked, photograph them or fuck them like you did."
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