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|US law chief begins Iraqi visit |
(about 13 hours later)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a key architect of US policy on the treatment of prisoners and the rule of law in Iraq, has arrived in Baghdad.
Mr Gonzales, a former senior legal adviser to Mr Bush, is to meet Deputy PM Barham Saleh and visit the Iraqi High Tribunal to meet officials there.
The tribunal is trying ex-leader Saddam Hussein and six others on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Mr Gonzales will also meet US justice department officials working in Iraq.
He had a crucial role in drawing up guidelines on the treatment of detainees captured during the "war on terror" - defending a robust policy for the interrogation of terrorist suspects.
|As such, critics blamed him for giving the green light for violent treatment, which they say led to the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.||As such, critics blamed him for giving the green light for violent treatment, which they say led to the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.|