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Iraq 10 Years Later, Creeping Authoritarianism

Email The US legacy in Iraq reflects abuses committed with impunity by American and Iraqi forces throughout the US-led occupation. The abuses set in motion over 10 years ago by the Bush administration’s ‘torture memos,’ and the brutal detention policies that followed, facilitated Iraq’s creation of a system that is today either unwilling or incapable of delivering justice to its citizens. The 10-year anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq marks a striking failure of accountability on the part of the United States, the United Kingdom and Iraq itself, Human Rights Watch said today. read…

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