Monday, December 12, 2005

They Learn So Fast

Iraq is still working on getting democracy right, but they appear to have a full understanding of how to torture.

Baghdad -- An Iraqi government search of a prison in Baghdad operated by Interior Ministry special commandos found 13 prisoners who had suffered abuse serious enough to require medical treatment, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

An Iraqi official with firsthand knowledge of the search said at least 12 of the 13 prisoners had been subjected to severe torture, including electric shocks and episodes that left them with broken bones.

"Two of them showed me their nails, and they were gone," the official said on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.

My bet is the prison was run by Shia, and those now missing finger nails and sporting broken bones are Sunni.

Just another step on our path so civil war, this time with direct governmental involvement.


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