'With such defenders of democracy we can be calm'...at least 10 Sunni Arab men and youths, one only 17, suffocated after a commando unit seized them from a hospital emergency ward and locked them in a police van in summer temperatures exceeding 110 degrees...
...in addition to suffocation, had been subjected to torture with electric shocks.
For the commandos, many of them veterans of Saddam Hussein's army, police and intelligence units, the incident was the latest in a long series of incidents in which they have been accused of using brutal techniques learned during Mr. Hussein's years of terror.
I don't understand what in this case American Army (and British too) does in Iraq? Exactly the same henchmen use exactly the same methods but now in name of 'democracy'.One senior officer said American commanders have insisted to Iraqi generals that the abuse plays into the hands of the insurgents and that it should stop. "But in the end, this is an Iraqi war, and the Iraqis will fight it in their own way," the officer said