14 September 2006

Say hello to the new boss

Via DeLong, I see that Associated Press reports that the government of Iraq which we are fighting to defend is maintaining the Abu Ghraib tradition.
The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.
An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday, 27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.
I am sure that the President is right that if we have the resolve to keep American troops in Iraq through the end of his term, the insurgency against the Iraqi government will be defeated, because the Iraqi people yearn for the freedom and democracy that the new government of Iraq is offering.

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