Nation Topics - Iraqi Reconstruction and Occupation
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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.
The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.
A GAO report suggests that Iraq is not broke. Instead, Iraq’s rulers have been sitting on a vast pile of cash while begging for billions of dollars from the US and the international community.
Despite signs that Iraqis are disenchanted with sectarian politics, the electorate's votes still broke sharply along communal lines.
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