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December 15, 2008


Helena Cobban

Yes, but it's a little hypocritical for Human Rights Watch, an American NGO, to "suddenly" start looking at the quality of criminal procedures in Iraq when these procedures start to be run by the Iraqis-- when HRW has been almost completely silent for several years now regarding our own government's detention without trial, for lengthy periods of time, of scores of thousands of Iraqis. We Americans are responsible for the actions of our government, first and foremost. Once we've corrected those perhaps we could start criticizing others.

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