Torture in Iraq worse now than under Saddam? GENEVA - Torture in Iraq may be worse now than it was under Saddam Hussein, with militias, terrorist groups and government forces disregarding rules on the humane treatment of prisoners, the U.N. anti-torture chief said Thursday. Manfred Nowak, the U.N. special investigator on torture, made the remarks as he was presenting a report on detainee conditions at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay as well as to brief the U.N. Human Rights Council, the global bodyâ€™s top rights watchdog, on torture worldwide. Reports from Iraq indicate that torture â€œis totally out of hand,â€ he said. â€œThe situation is so bad many people say it is worse than it has been in the times of Saddam Hussein.â€ SOURCE Comments?