Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Now I know that the construction of an exemplary Iraq model has not really worked out despite the arrest yesterday of two Iranian diplomats in Iraq. But neo-conservatives always point out to the actual exemplary model in the Kurdish (militia-dominated) region. Here is a glimpse: "They were not allowed the Koran, they said. Their rations were meager and often moldy. Sometimes the guards beat them, they said, and several inmates had disappeared. The entire inmate population had either been denied trials or had been held beyond the terms of their sentences, they said — lost in legal limbo in the Kurdish-controlled region of Iraq."