Iraq: torture under Bush even worse than under Saddam Hussein


Abu Ghraib, from Fernando Botero series of paintings and drawings

Associated Press and other news sources report:

A UN expert called torture in Iraq “totally out of hand,” adding, “the situation is so bad many people say it is worse than it has been in the times of Saddam Hussein.”

He added, “That means something, because the torture methods applied under Saddam Hussein were the worst you could imagine.”

A report released by the UN states that bodies in the Baghdad morgue “often bear signs of severe torture.”

See also here.

And here.

Torture and the US Senate: here.

From Feminist Daily News:

Women for Peace Call for an End to the War

The National Organization for Women (NOW) and CodePink held Women for Peace Day yesterday, drawing attention to the strong presence of women in the peace movement.

The event was part of Camp Democracy, a month-long camp set up on the National Mall in Washington, DC to promote peace and nonviolence.

Women for Peace Day featured discussions on how to bring troops home from Iraq peacefully, candidates who want to send troops home from Iraq, and an update on violence against women in Juarez.

Bush administration sends Canadian to torture.

Torture and films: here.

Canada: Arar torture case: here.

And here.

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27 thoughts on “Iraq: torture under Bush even worse than under Saddam Hussein

  1. Posted by: “Charles Jenks” charles@traprockpeace.org chaspeace
    Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:24 am (PST)

    The US is “creating the insurgency.. .It’s this crazy mindless cycle of violence and death and killing and wasted money and nobody seems to understand the big picture.” – Sgt. Ricky Clousing

    On September 16th, Sgt. Ricky Clousing spoke on US war crimes in Iraq and why he became a resister to this war. He is facing court martial on a charge of desertion.

    He spoke at Camp Democracy’s encampment at the National Mall in Washington, DC. before an overflow audience that included activists from across the nation as well as many tourists.

    His entire talk can be downloaded at http://www.traprock peace.org The audio is 1:09:54 in length (with Q and A) and recorded at 64 kbps mono and may be replayed by radio and website. Attribution only is requested, with notice of its airplay.

    In a stunning video clip (4:12 minutes), in high quality Quicktime format, Sgt. Clousing describes a war crime – the gunning down of an innocent Iraqi teenager. The video is available at http://www.traprock peace.org

    Learn more about Sgt. Ricky Clousing and his impending court martial at http://www.sdmcc. org/rickyclousin g/

    Camp Democracy’s website is http://www.campdemo cracy.org

    Charles Jenks
    Chair of Advisory Board
    Traprock Peace Center
    103 Keets Road
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    http://www.traprock peace.org

  2. *The Abuse Can Continue*

    Posted by: “hapi22″ hapi22@earthlink.net

    Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:42 am (PST)

    This so-called compromise between Bush and the three Republican senators
    over the treatment of PRISONERS (and can we PLEASE stop calling them
    “detainees”?), i s a bunch of hooey. It was never anything more than a
    propaganda bit dreamed up by Karl Rove to pretend the Republicans don’t
    constantly rubber-stamp every evil Bush policy and demand.

    The Republicans did their Kabuki theater for a few days, got lots of TV
    air time, distracted us from the war in Iraq — which is getting more
    violent and bloody every single day that passes — and, probably,
    persuaded a lot of pointy-headed rightwingers that Bush had to give in
    on torture, lifetime imprisonment without a real trial, and his desire
    that there be no appeal anywhere for those who are wrongfully
    imprisoned. Most of the prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo have been
    and still are INNOCENT of any terrorist activities. Innocent. And yet,
    they have been abused and tortured and held for years without ever being
    charged with anything more than being in the wrong place at the wrong
    (for them) time. Many of them were caught up in random street sweeps
    and/or SOLD TO the U.S. by warlords for the bounty money. Yeah, that’ll
    go a long way toward convincing those who live in the Middle East how
    wonderful our “democracy” is .

    This editorial a bit of a departure for the Washington Post editorial
    page, which spends most of its time kissing Bush’s butt.

    ———————————————————-

    *The Abuse Can Continue*

    Senators won’t authorize torture, but they won’t prevent it, either.

    The Washington Post, editorial
    September 22, 2006;

    >

    Read this at:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/21/AR2006092101647.html

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