US-trained death squads in Iraq are our legacy

A remarkable documentary, by the Guardian and BBC Arabic, on the role of US-funded death squads in Iraq via torture skills honed in Latin America during the “dirty wars“. Powerful, explicit and brutal (though there are critics), such films are essential to challenge the spurious argument that the war was anything to do with freedom (as Australia’s former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer shamefully claims today) and all about installing a US-friendly puppet in Baghdad, whatever the cost. One of the key journalists on the story, the Guardian’s Maggie O’Kane, talks to Democracy Now! about the investigation and the complete lack of accountability by the US government.

Wikileaks documents were vital in leading this story:

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