The independent al-Quds al-Arabi asked what the fate of common Iraqis opposing the U.S. occupation would be if a well-known moderate who assumed the Iraqi presidency for one month is facing such treatment.
Quoting Abdul Hamid as saying a soldier had stepped on his neck for 20 minutes while searching his home in Baghdad, the paper insisted he was arrested because his party boycotted January's legislative elections.
The Palestinian-owned daily said though he was released later in the day, the Iraqi man's arrest was a "crime that proves the American occupier has the final say and all the Iraqi political frameworks now are just a cosmetic cover."
It added that while it did not know the reaction of Iraq's ruling elite over "this humiliation; nevertheless, those who collaborate with the invading forces of their country cannot object to the American boot if they stepped on the heads of Iraqis."
Members of Congress to keep receiving porn magazine
Putin thinks Obama would save him if he were drowning