This holiday weekend is turning out to be an awful time to read the news.
An article in yesterday's Guardian Observer tells more about our Iraqi police proteges than you really want to know. I have already come across links to the story a couple of places.
Might as well read it and get it over with, because no matter where you stand on the war, if you are an American you own part of it as a sponsor.
The Observer has seen photographic evidence of post-mortem and hospital examinations of alleged terror suspects from Baghdad and the Sunni Triangle which demonstrate serious abuse of suspects including burnings, strangulation, the breaking of limbs and - in one case - the apparent use of an electric drill to perform a knee-capping.
Brace yourself. It gets worse.