Monday, November 13, 2006

Once again, the payback, she is a bitch

The Germans, who should know from war crimes, are indicting Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzalez and George Tenet, among others, on the whole Abu Ghraib thing.

Formerly, the German prosecutor did not indict because he believed the U. S. was pursuing an investigation of the matter. I guess Rumsfeld's resignation has convinced him that we are doing no such thing.

Ah, but here's the sweet, sweet part of the story:
Lawyers for the plaintiffs say that one of the witnesses who will testify on their behalf is former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, the one-time commander of all U.S. military prisons in Iraq. Karpinski, who the lawyers say will be in Germany next week to publicly address her accusations in the case, 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 ."
The former general was demoted to colonel in the wake of the scandal. She insists that she was made a scapegoat.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Nice to know that my German brethren are good for something. I sure hope this has some teeth. Nothing would please me more than a little Rummy indicting.

Grant Miller said...

So Rumsfeld won't visit Germany anytime soon. Maybe he'll go down to Peru and hang with his other friends in hiding down there.