Does Condi Rice work for the Iraqi Interior Ministry?

Turns out the Iraqis don’t torture people, any more than the U.S. does.

Looks as if they don’t torture people, any more than we do. The guys taken to the hospital had just been “slapped on their faces,” and were suffering from “headaches.”

I guess the American soldiers who reported seeing prisoners whose fingernails had been ripped out must have been secret agents of al-Qaeda, or members of the liberal media, or John Kerry supporters, or something.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: