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Human Rights Report: Iraq Now A “Budding Police State”

Published 1, January 23, 2012

Remember our plans to introduce a free and democratic nation in Iraq? We have been following the rampant corruption and increasing use of Sharia law in the country. Now, the Human Rights Watch has issued a report that our billions of dollars and many lives were spent to achieve . . . “a budding police state” where torture and abuse is widespread. In the meantime, we have spent ten years cutting back on essential services and programs in the United States to fund this shining example of American intervention.

“Iraq is quickly slipping back into authoritarianism,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for the New York-based group has warned that “Despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy (in Iraq), the reality is that it left behind a budding police state.” This includes the torture or abuse of dissidents, journalists, and activists. It also included secret detention centers where people are tortured or simply disappear without access to the courts. Of course, we were accused of the same practices so they may have learned too well from the mentors in the creation of democratic free society. It appears that they have mistaken American exceptionalism to Iraqi exceptionalism.

http://jonathanturley.org/2012/01/23...-police-state/
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Re: Human Rights Report: Iraq Now A “Budding Police State”

Can we already make a conclusion on the whole Iraq case? Time will tell but as things stand now, Iraq was a better place during Saddam regime. It will most likely be the same with Libya. West just can't understand that some nations/civilizations are not ready for democracy, they just need a strong man at the top or the whole system will collapse due to several factors, undeveloped society being one of them.
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Re: Human Rights Report: Iraq Now A “Budding Police State”

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Can we already make a conclusion on the whole Iraq case? Time will tell but as things stand now, Iraq was a better place during Saddam regime. It will most likely be the same with Libya. West just can't understand that some nations/civilizations are not ready for democracy, they just need a strong man at the top or the whole system will collapse due to several factors, undeveloped society being one of them.
Yes they can. They were never interested in democracy, human rights or free speech or helping the Iraqi ppl in the first place. It was all just a convenient excuse to take over.
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