December 01, 2005

Now THIS is democracy in action...

From the Ass-ociatedantiAmerican Press:

[...] News of the attack came as Iraq’s interior minister dismissed the senior inspector in charge of human rights on Thursday in connection with a scandal involving the torture of dozens of prisoners at a Baghdad prison, an official close to the minister said.

Nouri al-Nouri, the ministry’s chief inspector for corruption cases and human rights violations, was fired on the orders of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Al-Nouri, a Shiite Muslim, had been in the post since the hand over of sovereignty to Iraqis in June 2004.

This little bit was injected into a story about insurgents attacking Coalition facilities and bases in the capital of western Iraq’s Anbar province.

In one light, it appears the MSM is using prisoner torture story as a stab at the good guys, but to the discerning eye, it is an example of democratic accountability in action.

When public officials in a democracy get out of line, (hopefully) somebody is held responsible.

Don't expect this gem to be discussed by the talking heads of the MSM.

Posted by Kyer at December 1, 2005 12:51 PM | TrackBack