Sunday, November 27, 2005

Iraq abuse 'as bad as Saddam era'

The BBC today carries this report on comments about human rights conditions in his country:
The former Iraqi prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has called for immediate action against human rights abuses.

Such abuses are as bad today as they were under Saddam Hussein, Mr Allawi told UK newspaper The Observer.

Militias were operating with impunity within the Interior Ministry, torturing and killing Iraqis in secret bunkers.

He warned the militias had infiltrated the police and other institutions, and their influence could spread like a disease throughout the government.

Refresh my memory, please.

These casualties were for what purpose?

1 comment:

GumboFilé said...

The Bush apologists would ask something like, "are saying that you wish that Saddam were back in power?"

During sunday school this morning we were discussing Calvin's view of the role of a legitimate civil authority engaging in a legitimate (just) war. Even many who agreed that this war was unjust said that we should not leave Iraq until we are finished. The problem is, no one could tell me what that meant. We have the same problem in Washington; very few of either party are publicly in favor of withdrawal. We are only delaying the inevitable. The unwanted consequences of withdrawal should be rightly viewed as consequences of the war itself. We need candidates who are unequivically in favor of immediate withdrawal regardless of consequences. The voters should have that choice.

David Hays
Grand Coteau