Rummy's Week Gets Even Worse
Now that he's no longer under the White House's protective wing, Rummy is finding himself vulnerable to all sorts of consequences! A lawsuit's been brought in a German civil court, by some of his former victims from Gitmo and Abu Ghraib:
As TIME first reported in June 2005, Qahtani underwent a "special interrogation plan," personally approved by Rumsfeld ... Qahtani was subjected to forced nudity, sexual humiliation, religious humiliation, prolonged stress positions, sleep deprivation and other controversial interrogation techniques.
Of course, only riff-raff, America-haters and undesirable brown people could take such ideas seriously, right?
...former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, the one-time commander of all U.S. military prisons in Iraq ... has issued a written statement to accompany the legal filing, which says, in part: "It was clear the knowledge and responsibility [for what happened at Abu Ghraib] goes all the way to the top of the chain of command to the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ."
Well, I'll be. It's mostly a showboat proceeding in a foreign court, so it's not really accountability - but it is something, and perhaps it's a start.