Sectarianism, Corruption and Torture… It Is Not Worth IT
by Haifa Zangana on 07-02-2013
When Madeleine Albright asked in May 1996 about the death of half a million Iraqi children as a result of UN sanctions, she said: "we think the price is worth it." By "it" she meant US interests, propping US hegemony, and preparing for regional military action.
Iraqis win $5.8m from US firm in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
by Patrick Cockburn on 10-01-2013
Payout to 71 former prisoners is first of its kind from a defence contractor active in Iraq: Iraqi prisoners who allege they were tortured in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq are being paid $5.8m by the subsidiary of a US defence contractor accused of complicity in their mistreatment.