Reports that U.S. and Iraqi government jails hold nearly 100,000 prisoners most of them languishing there without trial and proof of wrong doing are appalling.
The U.S. was most vociferous in its condemnation of the former regime for its arbitrary and summary arrests and inhuman conditions of its prisons.
But for many Iraqis this so-called 'beacon of democracy’ has even surpassed Saddam Hussein in human rights violations.
And to provide enough room for its Iraqi suspects, the U.S. has built numerous prisons in the country – perhaps its only post-war reconstruction feat.
Your tax dollars at work, folks.