If the American Congress has no interest in investigating the Bush administration’s abuses of power, we can always rely on the Germans to lend a hand. As reported on NPR this morning, and also in Time and elsewhere on the internet, Germany’s chief prosecutor is seeking a criminal investigation and prosecution of former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former CIA director George Tenet and others for their role in the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. Janis Karpinski, former Brigadier General who was once commander of US military prisons in Iraq, issued a statement in support of the filing. Here’s the link to the Time story.
Maybe Tenet can wear his Presidential Medal of Freedom to the trial.