Reprinted In Express of India
Sunday, May 23, 2004
Baghdad, May 22: Fresh images including graphic video of US soldiers beating
and humiliating Iraqis rocked the US mission in Iraq again on Friday, days before
President George W. Bush lays out his plan to hand back power to Iraqis.
Some prisoners also said troops had forced them to insult Islam.
In the holy city of Kerbala, US aircraft with devastating firepower pounded Shi'ite insurgents whose demands for Americans to go are gaining support among Iraqis frustrated with the occupation.
Marking a growing rift between Washington and its closest Iraqi allies, the
Iraq Governing Council roundly condemned the US authority that appointed them
for a raid by US troops and Iraqi police on the offices of Council member Ahmad