Friday, November 10, 2006

Will Rumsfeld be prosecuted for war crimes? Hopefully.

Is this happening? Maybe! The top prosecuter of Germany is seeking a criminal investigation and prosecution of Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George tenet, and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their roles in human rights violations at Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo Bay.

Excerpt from TIME:

"The plaintiffs in the case include 11 Iraqis who were prisoners at Abu Ghraib, as well as Mohammad al-Qahtani, a Saudi held at Guantanamo, whom the U.S. has identified as the so-called "20th hijacker" and a would-be participant in the 9/11 hijackings. As TIME first reported in June 2005, Qahtani underwent a "special interrogation plan," personally approved by Rumsfeld, which the U.S. says produced valuable intelligence. But to obtain it, according to the log of his interrogation and government reports, Qahtani was subjected to forced nudity, sexual humiliation, religious humiliation, prolonged stress positions, sleep deprivation and other controversial interrogation techniques."

Finally and thanks to Germany, a huge supporter of human rights throughout the world.

"The utter and complete failure of U.S. authorities to take any action to investigate high-level involvement in the torture program could not be clearer," says Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a U.S.-based non-profit helping to bring the legal action in Germany. And we could not agree more.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing that someone actually cares.

Sad, however, that those who pretend to stand for democracy, Americans, are not the one's bringing charges against this despicable character.

Deej said...

I agree, many people in this country are merely sheep. No investigation on their part.

George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is a book I recommend to those who think our government stands for true democratic ideals.

Robert said...

It's an interesting circumstance. Should the new Democrat majority spend more time on reform than instigating investigations (aka witch hunt) into the massive corruption and neglect and mishandling of the war? I have no idea. If we can impeach Bush and get his cronies lined up for punishment, I'm all for it, but lets not let that stand in the way of progress. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about... :-)