Human Rights Watch: More Iraq torture

Human Rights Watch has learned that the new Iraqi police forces are routinely torturing Iraqi citizens -- and children. And the U.S. forces are "turning a blind eye". The Independent:

The report says US soldiers intervened at times to stop abuse by members of the Iraqi security forces and made arrests. But the soldiers' superiors usually told them not to interfere.

From the full Human Rights Watch report:

Methods of torture cited by detainees include routine beatings to the body using cables, hosepipes and other implements. Detainees report kicking, slapping and punching; prolonged suspension from the wrists with the hands tied behind the back; electric shocks to sensitive parts of the body, including the earlobes and genitals; and being kept blindfolded and/or handcuffed continuously for several days. In several cases, the detainees suffered what may be permanent physical disability.

So I'm trying to figure this out. What exactly does "liberate the Iraqi people" actually mean? If they were tortured under Saddam and they're tortured under us and the new government installed by us, how are the Iraqi people better off? Another pathetic Bush justification for war debunked.