Skip to comments.Rumsfeld hit with lawsuits over torture
Posted on 03/01/2005 11:34:18 PM PST by MadIvan
HUMAN rights groups filed a lawsuit against the United States Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, yesterday on behalf of eight men allegedly tortured by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anthony Romero, of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) , said Mr Rumsfeld bears "direct responsibility" because he "personally signed off" on policies guiding prisoner treatment.
It is the latest in a number of lawsuits resulting from the abuse scandal at Iraqs Abu Ghraib prison.
The ACLU said yesterdays suit alleged the eight men suffered physical and psychological injuries while incarcerated in US detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It alleges that they were subjected to torture, including severe and repeated beatings, cutting with knives, sexual humiliation and assault, mock executions, death threats, and restraint in contorted and excruciating positions.
I got a hangnail! I stubbed my toe! I'm suing Donald Rumsfield because it happened under his watch!!! Waaaah!!!!
These idiot ACLU guys were on O'Reilly tonight and one of them made the statement, "we don't expect to prevail".
I just sat there and I was stunned. If you're a lawyer and you don't expect to prevail - then you don't take the suit to the court. Bill was livid at them over it.
And Bill, for once, concluded this was just another attempt to smear Rumsfeld. I do so agree with that conclusion.
The hand wringing over Saddam testifying inside of a 4 foot steel cage will draw out legions of lefty sympathizers for Saddam, and the ever deepening hole the left is digging will proceed unnoticed until it's too late :-)
I heard Saddam's going to be put in a "Hannibal Lecter" cage, and the reporter was asking if he could get a fair trial because of that!
More proof that Liberals ignore the facts and base their conclusions on emotions
A fair proportion of America's terminal clueless class work in the news media. Most of the rest are in acedemia.
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We've got a ringer here. Call in the crew.
So I can come in YOUR house ans scream at you? Call you a C8cks0cker an this behaviour is protected by the law?
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