Nation Topics - Iraqi Reconstruction and Occupation
News and Features
Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
How two wars in the Greater Middle East revealed the weakness of the global superpower.
Don't be embarrassed that you answered that email from that "Nigerian princess"—over the past decade, the US government has been suckered into much bigger scams.
Eight disastrous years after we invaded, it is sad but altogether true that Iraq does not matter much in the end.
The Army's on-the-ground investigative team in Iraq has failed to hold torturers and abusers accountable for their crimes.
This memo, dated August 17, 2004, notes that "On 28 Jul 04, the Detainee Abuse Task Force, was formed by USACIDC to investigate all allegations of Iraqi Detainee abuse involving Coalition Forces."
In this letter, the Army's associate deputy general counsel writes that the CID "never created an official 'Detainee Abuse Task Force.'"
One of more than twenty CID documents from 2004 and 2005 obtained by the ACLU that reference the Detainee Abuse Task Force. This one, dated October 6, 2004, refers to five abuse cases involving Marine Corps units.
Former agents say Army accountability after Abu Ghraib was a whitewash.