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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6287091.stm

I've mentioned Brian Haw before. Probably as an example of just how ridiculous our lawmakers can sometimes be. After all, it's not everyone who gets their own personal law, is it?

Well, he was back in court again today. He won. Heh. Result. It won't be the end of it, of course, but still...
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New Iraqi government still using Saddam-era tactics.

"evidence that suspects had been subject to burning, strangulation, sexual abuse, hanging by the arms, the breaking of limbs and - in one case - the use of an electric drill for a knee-capping"

Worrying. I read the original Observer piece today. It's pretty grim.
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Iraq's ambassador to the UN has demanded an inquiry into what he said was the "cold-blooded murder" of his young unarmed relative by US marines.

It's currently just an allegation - there's been no investigation and all we've got is the ambassador's word for it (and the US comment that the allegations "roughly correspond to an incident involving coalition forces on that day and in that general location").

But news stories like this just keep surfacing, and I really can't see how the US/UK/coalition forces can 'win the peace' when even members of the shiny new Iraqi government accuse them of misconduct.

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