Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wikileaks - Part 2

Wikileaks files released over the weekend showed that the US military gave a secret order not to investigate torture by Iraqi authorities.

But Sunday’s disclosure that the US forces actively handed over captives to known Iraqi torturers will increase calls for a full investigation.

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, on Sunday backed calls for a possible investigation into the claims.

"I think anything that suggests that basic rules of war, conflict and engagement have been broken or that torture has been in any way condoned are extremely serious and need to be looked at," he said.

  UK Telegraph

Because what you saw at Abu Ghraib wasn’t torture, it was “enhanced interrogation.”

The United Nations' point man on torture is calling on the Obama administration to open a full investigation into newly-released documents that suggest the US may have turned a blind eye to torture in Iraq.

Manfred Nowak, the UN's special rapporteur on torture, told the BBC Saturday that the US has an "obligation" to look into reports of torture within the nearly 400,000 war documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

  Raw Story

Right. We’ll look into that.

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