The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Arrogance, Hubris And The Bush Henchmen: Cheney and Rumsfeld And A Case For war Cromes Tribunal!

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) sat (on camera) with Steve Kornacki, MSNBCUP, and provided a serious and level-headed approach to continued "double-down" yapping from dick Cheney about US torture in the Middle East. Cheney continues to speak about "he would do ti again." I have to wonder if he would be so bold and brazen to go there if President elect Obama had followed the wishes of progressive Americans via authorizing Eric Holder's Justice Department to perform a full and detailed accounting of Bush/Cheney's " False WMD and US Torture."

From Cheney to Rumsfeld ........

MSNBC, Alex Witt and Errol Morris.."The Unknown Known" movie

CNN's Christiane Armanpour and Errol Morris, Producer "The Uknown Known"  movie.

The WIP, "The Case for Donald Rumsfeld’s Prosecution"

ExcerptIn 2009, Manfred Nowak, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, stated that there was already enough evidence to try former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes. Nowak’s statement confirmed what human rights and legal organizations have been saying for several years, and spotlights one of the Bush administration’s most controversial decisions regarding the use of torture. 
Nowak’s statement followed a bipartisan Senate Arms Services Committee investigation made public in December. In scathing and unequivocal terms, the investigation revealed that Rumsfeld and other high-ranking administration officials, including former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, bore major responsibility for detainee abuse by American troops at Abu Ghraib in Iraq; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and other military detention centers. 
The abuse was not the result of only a few soldiers acting on their own, but the consequence of interrogation policies approved by Rumsfeld and other top officials who “conveyed the message that physical pressures and degradation were appropriate treatment for detainees.” 
The use of torture in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq has a long history. On Dec. 2, 2002, following a request by Guantanamo officials that additional techniques beyond those in the U.S. Army field manual be approved for use, Rumsfeld authorized new interrogation policies for Guantanamo, including placing prisoners in “stress positions,” hooding detainees for 20-hour interrogations, exploiting phobias to induce stress, sensory deprivation, and isolation. 
These techniques were later used in Afghanistan and Iraq. Complaints of abuses at Guantanamo by FBI officials to the Defense Department in December 2002 were disregarded. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in January of 2003 senior officers of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) office repeatedly objected to interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo, but “Pentagon officials ‘didn’t think this was a big deal, so they just ignored the JAG."

There has to be some form of justice for a time when American crusaded for the simple sake of crusading!

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