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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our Home Grown War Criminals Put On Notice

Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently travelled to Paris for a conference or some such. Well, several human rights groups have filed a complaint against him with French authorities citing war crimes he authorized (torture, etc.)

From the Center For Constitutional Rights web site:

October 26, 2007, Paris, France – Today, the International Federation for
Human Rights (FIDH) along with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), and the French League for Human Rights filed a complaint with the Paris Prosecutor before the “Court of First Instance” (Tribunal de Grande Instance) charging former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with ordering and authorizing torture. Rumsfeld was in Paris for a talk sponsored by Foreign Policy magazine, and left through a door connecting to the U.S. embassy to avoid journalists and human rights attorneys outside.

Read more here.

We now have a government whose top officials will not be able to travel internationally without being charged with war crimes. Perhaps George Bush will have this as his legacy: he'll have to stay at home or risk being put on trial.


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