UN’s Nowak, Evidence There to Charge Rumsfeld.

Via Raw Story:



UN official: Enough evidence to prosecute Rumsfeld for war crimes


David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster

Monday, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak told CNN’s Rick Sanchez that the US has an “obligation” to investigate whether Bush administration officials ordered torture, adding that he believes that there is already enough evidence to prosecute former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

“We have clear evidence,” he said. “In our report that we sent to the United Nations, we made it clear that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld clearly authorized torture methods and he was told at that time by Alberto Mora, the legal council of the Navy, ‘Mr. Secretary, what you are actual ordering here amounts to torture.’ So, there we have the clear evidence that Mr. Rumsfeld knew what he was doing but, nevertheless, he ordered torture.”

And in either a delightful dig at Nancy ….or a delicious coincidence…


Asked during an interview with Germany’s ZDF television on Jan. 20, Nowak said: “I think the evidence is on the table.”

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  1. rummy high priest

    • Edger on January 28, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Doesn’t Obama need to make “bi-f’ing-partisan” concessions to the anorexic Specter of a death rattling gasping it’s last breath republican party to get this done?

    After all, they might run around in circles tugging at forelocks, scream and yell, wail pathetically, stamp their feet and make empty threats if he doesn’t show them the respect due them…

    Or he could just step on them, wipe his shoe off on the mat at the front door of the White House, call Holder and say why the hell do you think I appointed you? What the hell are you waiting for? Confirmation?

  2. I posted on that yesterday, but see my comment just beneath the video here

    The U.S. is REQUIRED AND OBLIGATED to pursue investigations and prosecution — I recall, too, that he said he would be writing a letter with that opinion to the White House, or something to that effect.

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