Monday, December 12, 2005

Jail inspection finds number of problems

Bush notes Iraqi sacrifices as early voting begins
Inspectors found "a number of problems" at a jail housing Iraqi detainees, the nation's Human Rights Ministry said Monday, while a report surfaced of possible torture of some of the inmates.
It's the second allegation in a month of abuses at an Iraqi government jail, and it came to light as prisoners, soldiers and hospital patients began casting early ballots in Thursday's national election for a permanent parliament.
Also Monday, President Bush praised the election and acknowledged that Iraqis have paid a heavy price for the U.S. led war."I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis," Bush said during a speech in Pennsylvania.
"Knowing what I know today, I'd make the decision again," Bush said. "Removing Saddam Hussein makes this world a better place and America a safer country."



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