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Saturday, October 27, 2007



"Rumsfeld must be feeling how Saddam Hussein felt when US forces were hunting him down," activist Tanguy Richard said. "He may never end up being hanged like his old friend, but he must learn that in the civilized world, war crime doesn't pay."

Those who order the commission of war crimes, as defined by the Geneva and Hague Conventions in regards to conduct of war, 'shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death'
This may explain why the US Government is trying to block all torture lawsuits, because under US law, those who authorized the torture, which has resulted in deaths, are looking at the death penalty themselves.

US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 118, § 2441


Anonymous said...

This has GOT to be the most idiotic piece ever written on this blog. (probably stolen from another blog, but written here)
Rumsfeld hasn't "run away" you dumbass. I doubt you'll see him emerging from a spider hole like Saddam.

Is there no end to your lame ass blog posts?

Eff25 said...

Well, I don't care for the Nazi comparison, but I've long been sensitive to that.

As for the two charges, one criminal, the other of cowardice in the face of the former charge, I tend to default to law and respecting its findings. So if they can arrest and charge Rumsfeld, let them. The main obstacle, though, is that there seems to be an out, as it were, for justice, ironically through legal, or extra legal means, or something like that. Note, though, that I don't define justice by conviction or exoneration, but fairness of process.

If Rumsfeld is tried and convicted through a process that doesn't attempt to use the trial as a political statement, I'm alright with it, but if he's tried with an agenda and facts and fairness are not in play, I would be bothered by it.

Oh, and before anyone starts on me, I've spoken against the execution of Saddam. Granted, I oppose the death penalty anyway, but I also oppose small windows of time for appeals, as should be expected.

Eff25 said...

Former charge meant as in the sequence I intended, not a charge dropped. Sorry.

Q Jordon said...

Rumsfeld looks like someone that just woke up from a two day hangover.

Rummy, you need to take some V8, homey.

FRisson1 said...

I very much doubt that the public in general will ever be apprised of any deaths that resulted from torture by any US covert CIA or military personnel. After all that wouldn't be "prudent" in the eyes of the administration.

ononotagain said...

To prove you correct, Frisson, one needs only to look at how US Military handled the Abu Ghraibe scandal when it first broke. They BANNED CAMERAS! We must always remember these cases only become public when someone brave leaks the story.
We have become the monster we profess to be fighting. Hug Your Kids!