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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
 
GIVE ME CLOTHES OR GIVE ME DEATH

Henny Herald yesterday found someone to say for their headlines what their creepier correspondents have been saying for some days:

US abuse worse than Saddam's, say inmates

Dhia al-Shweiri spent several stints in the prison, twice under Saddam and once under the Americans. He preferred Saddam's torture to the humiliation of being stripped naked by his US guards, he said.

Mr al Shweiri now prefers the politics of a man who would run Iraq just like Saddam:

Now Mr Shweiri, 30, is a diehard fighter in the Mehdi Army, the anti-US militia of a Shiite Muslim imam