Iraq's national highway patrol was established largely to stave off insurgent attacks on roadways. But U.S. military officials, interviewed over the last several days, say they suspect the patrol of being deeply involved in illegal detentions, torture and extrajudicial killings."
From today's New York Times:
"The American ambassador to Iraq issued an unusually strong warning on Monday about the need for Iraq's political factions to come together, hinting for the first time that the United States would not be willing to support crucial public institutions plagued by sectarian agendas.
'The United States is investing billions of dollars' in Iraq's police and army, said the ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad. 'We are not going to invest the resources of the American people to build forces run by people who are sectarian.'
Mr. Khalilzad spoke at a news conference on a day of fresh violence across Iraq. It was the bloodiest day in almost two months.
He was addressing allegations that Shiite death squads operate within the Interior Ministry. Such reports have grown in recent months, with accounts of hundreds of Sunni men being rounded up by men in police uniforms and found dead days or weeks later."
We have spent hundreds of billions of dollars only to create a Shiite theocracy in Iraq. That's incredibly ironic since we are currently elevating the islamic theocracy in Iran to be the world's biggest security threat because they seem intent on developing nuclear weapons.
We overthrew Saddam Hussein because he supposedly was seeking to develop nuclear weapons.
How long will it be before the islamic theocracy in Iraq decides to develop nuclear weapons?
We've gotten exactly the opposite result than the one we desired and vastly increased the threat to our security.