Iraqi legislators denounce US assault on assembly member
By James Cogan
22 April 2005
An incident on Tuesday graphically illustrated the real relationship that exists between the US military forces in Iraq and the newly-elected, so-called “sovereign” Iraqi national assembly. At a vehicle checkpoint controlling the entrance to the “Green Zone” compound where the assembly’s building is located, a US army private threw an assembly member’s identity card in his face, pulled him from his car, handcuffed him and dragged him away in front of stunned onlookers.
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COMMENT: Too bad for the man, but it's what thousands of Iraqis have been suffering since the US invasion.