Saturday, November 25, 2006

It's Official: Rumsfeld Authorized Torture

From Reuters:
Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the prison's former U.S. commander said in an interview on Saturday.

Former U.S. Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinski told Spain's El Pais newspaper she had seen a letter apparently signed by Rumsfeld which allowed civilian contractors to use techniques such as sleep deprivation during interrogation.

So it's official. Rumsfeld authorized torture. These techniques, which are violations of the Geneva Convention and US law, are grounds for his indictment for war crimes. However, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 pardons this crime retroactively.

Are you angry enough to demand Bush and Cheney's impeachment and the prosecution of Rumsfeld yet? Do the Democrats have the backbone to stand up for the rule of law and order investigations? Time will tell...

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