The group known to us for the beheading, maiming and crucifixion of those who break rules or fail to conform to its fundamentalist religious views.
After eight long years, the war seemed like it was over. Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki flew to Washington to mark the occasion. It was a moment of optimism. There was a sense of pride that the occupying forces really left.
And a lot of Iraqis—Sunnis and Shias—were responding positively to that. Both sides presented it as a victory. Maliki presented it as a great accomplishment—Iraq would stand on its own two feet.
President Obama talked about this new democratic Iraq. What we have now achieved is an Iraq that is self-governing, that is inclusive and that has enormous potential.
As somebody who voted for President Obama, I was deeply disappointed because I knew those words were going to go back and haunt him. Thank you very much, everybody. It was at that trip, actually, when things started to go astray. We were at the Blair House, I recall.
Maliki—he was fiddling with his phone. Maliki relayed the news to President Obama. I think he interpreted this may be some support of any future actions. The response he got from the president was that this is an internal Iraqi affair.
And that, to Maliki, was a green light in terms of what he can do with the Sunnis because the United States is not going to stand in his way. Maliki immediately orders that Hashemi be arrested.
And it took a lot of people by surprise. I think that was a departure point. It showed Maliki is really independent from the Americans. Before he could be arrested, Hashemi fled.
He was tried in absentia and sentenced to death. We interviewed him in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Some of your bodyguards appeared on television. We carried out an assassination using a silencer. I do have plenty of reports of the way that my guards were being treated, unfortunately.
Well, they just receive brutal torturing, in fact. So the confessions were likely the result of torture? Hundreds of Sunnis are being arrested after the American leaving of the country—thousands, in fact. Inthousands of Sunnis suspected of subversion were held for months or longer without charges ever being filed.
So everyone talk to Maliki that this is not the way of dealing with the people. This is a discrimination, in fact. But he is not listening to anyone.
The Shia militia were very, very violent. There were many, many instances in Baghdad, and in many other parts of Iraq, of Sunnis turning up with a bullet in the back of their head and their hands bound behind them.
This was a daily, daily occurrence. After the departure of the Americans, more and more Sunnis turned up dead in the streets of Baghdad.
He sees military coups. He sees plots against him. He sees a population which despises him and wants to come back into power. I think that he was suspicious of them, really, of this force. They were not sustained or maintained as a potential force that the government might need later on.
And then the other key thing was that Sunni leaders in the army and Sunni leaders in the police began to be sidelined, and people with a strong Shia sectarian bent replaced them.The frightening and timely new documentary ISIS: On the Frontline, ISIS: On the Frontline offers a valuable portrait of the war being waged on the inside.
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