Thank god we liberated Iraq from that cruel dictator.
The U.S. Army discovered scores of detainees in poor health at a building run by the Iraqi Interior Ministry during a search for a missing 15-year-old boy, a U.S. general said Monday.
Brig. Gen. Karl Horst of the 3rd Infantry Division said the prisoners were found Sunday “in need of medical care — so I brought medics in.”
Iraqi police went further, telling CNN that many detainees in the Baghdad building “had obviously endured torture” and were “detained in poor health conditions.”
The Iraqi Interior Ministry could not be reached for response.
Iraqi police said the U.S. military “raided” the building, arriving in about 20 vehicles. The building was run by police commandos who work for the Interior Ministry, police said.
Horst denied there was a raid. He said U.S. and Iraqis were working on a joint investigation into the detainees and into the whereabouts of the boy.
Asked what the original purpose of the facility was, Horst replied, “I don’t know — that’s part of the ongoing investigation.”