This video says about itself:
The inquiry into the brutal murder of an Iraqi civilian at the hands of British soldiers has finished for the year. But for his family, questions still remain.
Baha Mousa was left with horrific injuries while in military custody in Basra.
His father has been in London to give evidence, and spoke to Al Jazeera’s Jessica Baldwin.
Lawyers representing three Iraqi families have brought High Court proceedings against the Ministry of Defence over its failure to properly investigate the alleged killing of their relatives by British troops: here.
No free speech in ‘new’ Iraq; video here.
Five US soldiers were killed in a wave of violence that claimed at least 20 other lives across Iraq Monday: here.
Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch: “From that ancient debris field, recall the almost forgotten run-up to the American invasion, the now-ridiculous threats about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Secretary of State Colin Powell lying away his own and America’s prestige at the U.N., those ‘Mission-Accomplished’ days when the Marines tore down Saddam’s statue and conquered Baghdad, the darker times as civil society imploded and Iraq devolved into civil war, the endless rounds of purple fingers for stage-managed elections that meant little, the Surge and the ugly stalemate that followed, fading to gray as President George W. Bush negotiated a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011 and the seeming end of his dreams of a Pax Americana in the Greater Middle East. Now, with less than seven months left until that withdrawal moment, Washington debates whether to honor the agreement, or – if only we can get the Iraqi government to ask us to stay – to leave a decent-sized contingent of soldiers occupying some of the massive bases the Pentagon built hoping for permanent occupancy”: here.
U.S. prepares dangerous Iraq exit: here.
Five soldiers die in US base attack
IRAQ: Resistance forces killed five US soldiers today in an attack on a military base in eastern Baghdad.
US officials provided few details, saying only that five service members had been killed, but Iraqi sources said that guerillas in a lorry had fired a volley of rockets over concrete barriers into the heavily guarded facility.
In Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, suicide bombers killed 12 people, nine of them Iraqi soldiers.
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