Tuesday, January 25, 2005

'Iraqi forces' committing abuse

"The people of Iraq were promised something better than this after the government of Saddam Hussein fell."

"The Iraqi interim government is not keeping its promises to honour and respect basic human rights.

"Sadly, the Iraqi people continue to suffer from a government that acts with impunity in its treatment of detainees."
courtesy of BBC.com

I guess it's back to business,nothing has really changed. And since the coalition/occupation forces did not turn up to be much better in terms of ethics, sadly the Iraqi forces have no better role model to follow.


Anonymous said...

Hello Highlander

Please do not let the details distract your attention from the overall or big picture.

I agree with you these killings in Iraq are bad and inhuman, but the overall picture is that a country is being emancipated from the shackles of slavery. These are the pains of delivery my friend. Iraq is being born now for the first time in its modern history.

Its people are just learning to think for themselves.
Please don't forget their picture dancing under the feet of that bloody dictator in his birthdays. They were totally faceless. with no identity. every 10 years or so he would throw them in a war where a million or more die totally unknown. Please remember all not just a few facts and events.

Your DM friend

Highlander said...

hmmm ..put that way DM makes it reasonable, I get your point of view, unfortunately it does not make it less painful.. however at the risk of sounding incoherent it is still less painful psychologically than being abused by a foreigner..

Anonymous said...

Thanks Highlander.

Look at the faces of the happy Iraqi people making their voice heared for the first time.

Things can only get better my friend. I agree with you not because of the well wishes of us politicians like Dick Cheny whose heart is made of oil and dollar bills. Thanks also to the hard stand taken by Iraq's people against foreign occupation.

This election to me is a few hundred years advance from the dark hole Iraq was in in the Saddam era.

Can't wait to see elections in our beloved country as well. I can't imagine it. It feels so far away.