A re­mark­able doc­u­men­tary, by the Guardian and BBC Ara­bic, on the role of US-funded death squads in Iraq via tor­ture skills honed in Latin Amer­ica dur­ing the “dirty wars“. Pow­er­ful, ex­plicit and bru­tal (though there are crit­ics), such films are es­sen­tial to chal­lenge the spu­ri­ous ar­gu­ment that the war was any­thing to do with free­dom (as Aus­tralia’s for­mer For­eign Min­is­ter Alexan­der Downer shame­fully claims today) and all about in­stalling a US-friendly pup­pet in Bagh­dad, what­ever the cost. One of the key jour­nal­ists on the story, the Guardian’s Mag­gie O’Kane, talks to Democ­racy Now! about the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the com­plete lack of ac­count­abil­ity by the US gov­ern­ment.

Wik­ileaks doc­u­ments were vital in lead­ing this story:

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