Online reported today that torture camps are still common ground in Iraq,
and we are ignoring them. As matter of fact, the torture is being conducted by
the very same security forces our President so happily boasts about in his
rallying speeches for the war.
This news comes out on a day when London was met with its worst terrorist
attack ever. The group laying claim to the attacks was calling for the
withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and after reading a report like
this I can not blame though, though I do disagree with their actions.
The article talks about a 22 year old student who was arrested one night
during a raid by the police commandos, then taken to a facility and beat. He was
then transferred to another facility where he faced electric shock torture to
only be released twelve days later. Omar, the student was never charged with a
We hear the President laying reference to the torture and rape rooms Saddam
employed during his reign, and now are confronted with reports of the torture
rooms still operating. Excuses are already being made that the forces were
rushed into duty, and some had previously worked as SaddamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s security forces.
The pulling out of finger nails and burning with hot irons is some of the
other hideous techniques outlined in this article, and it only makes ones
stomach turn. We are supposed to be in Iraq to liberate these people. We are
there to spread democracy and freedom to the people, yet we are allowing this to
happen. It can not make one wonder when some other coalition will have to free
the Iraqi people from this collation.