During his years in the Iraqi prison system, al-Anzi served time in numerous Iraqi jails including Sousse, Nasiriyah and al-Taji prisons, not to mention the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. In an exclusive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, al-Anzi reveals the true sectarian nature of Iraqâ€™s prison system, adding that Iranian security forces, specifically the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp [IRGC] interrogated prisoners held in Iraqâ€™s prison system.
Nouri al-Maliki is among the most paranoid of recent minor despots. He rules as if he misunderstands the saying. Time and again, he takes an unwise and unpopular stand and, in the face of massive protest, refuses to re-evaluate as if to do so would show weakness. That's what he and others like him don't get.