Friday, October 26, 2007

Bush Administration = War Criminals

Several human rights groups have filed charges in a French court that Donald Rumsfeld authorized torture. Here's the Center for Constitutional Rights press release.

It's sad that these rights groups feel they have to go to a French court. (They're claiming the fact that since Rumsfeld is visiting France, this gives the French jurisdiction to apprehend and investigate him.) The U.S. should investigate its own war criminals.

I doubt the French will take Rumsfeld into custody or launch an investigation. They'll probably punt for diplomatic reasons. But it would be nice to see a U.S. official held accountable for policies of torture, extraordinary rendition, and arbitrary imprisonment.

So much work to be done to get ourselves out of our moral hole.

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