Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Can You Do That?

This is unbelievable! A group of Afghans and Iraqis are suing Donald Rumsfeld for torturing them.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is responsible for torture and abuse of prisoners held by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan and should compensate the victims, a lawsuit contended Tuesday.

The suit was filed on behalf of four Iraqis and four Afghans who allege they suffered severe and repeated beatings, cutting with knives, sexual humiliation and assault, mock executions, death threats, and restraint in excruciating positions.

They were held in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003 and 2004, were never charged with crimes and have been released, according to officials at the groups that filed the suit, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First.
Fantastic. What's next? Can the 9/11 families sue Bush for negligence? They should. Oh! And imagine what Rumsfeld would say if he were under oath! Mmmmn... I'm getting all tingly inside. But alas, his cabal runs the whole freakin' government. Who am I kidding thinking that this will ever get before a judge? Sigh...

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