Iraq Reverting Back To Thugocracy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Obama is going to own this, as well he should.

    Iraq is falling back into authoritarianism and headed towards becoming a police state, despite US claims that it has helped establish democracy in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.
    The criticism from the New York-based HRW comes less than a year after thousands of Iraqis took to the streets nationwide to criticise the government for poor services.

    "Iraq cracked down harshly during 2011 on freedom of expression and assembly by intimidating, beating and detaining activists, demonstrators and journalists," HRW said in a statement accompanying its annual report.

    HRW noted that Iraq remains one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, that women's rights remain poor and civilians have paid a heavy toll in bomb attacks.

    The rights group pointed to the discovery of a secret prison last February run by forces controlled by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office, the same troops who ran Camp Honour, another facility where detainees were tortured.

    "Iraq is quickly slipping back into authoritarianism as its security forces abuse protesters, harass journalists and torture detainees," Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, said in the statement.

    "Despite US government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy, the reality is that it left behind a budding police state."
  2. Its their problem,not ours

    Bush should have never ousted Saddam.Saddam kept the thugs,terrorists and Iran in check.When Saddam was in power there were no terrorist in Iraq.Terrorist were properly dealt with when they entered Iraq,thugs were properly dealt with when they started shit in Iraq and Iran weren't building nuclear weapons because Saddam would have been to first to Invade Iran if they started building nukes

    GO Bush !!!,And GOP idiots like Romney and Newt still say The Iraq war was a good choice