Democracy Now calls it "New Order, Same Abuses": Amnesty Condemns Iraq for Holding 30,000 Prisoners Without Trial.
"Amnesty International is condemning Iraq for holding an estimated 30,000 prisoners without trial, including 10,000 prisoners who were recently transferred from US custody. In a new report, Amnesty documents that Iraqi prisoners are being arbitrarily detained and often beaten to obtain forced confessions."
I have read a few of Amnesty's reports on Iraq before 2003. Some reports are quite gruesome. I remember reading an Amnesty report in 1984 about Saddam's henchmen using snakes to threaten the children of prisoners, so that the parents would talk. Some pre-2003 Amnesty reports are still available online, like this one, which documents the beheading of an Iraqi woman in front of her home. Is the new order engaged in that kind of torture and murder? Is the new order really as bad as Saddam's? Really? How sad, if true.