If Americans won’t investigate the Bush administration, Germany will

November 14, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

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.


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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    I suspect that the Dempcrats know that their hold on power is not strong. They barely squeaked into control of the Senate thanks to a long sad track record of horrible decision-making and corruption by Republicans. If the Republicans improved their image even a little, they could get back in the saddle. Maybe even if they didn't improve, given the recent suggestions by Lieberman that he might become a Republican.

    I suspect that if the Democrats had a few more senators right now, they'd be talking boldly about impeachment.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Andrew Sullivan wrote on the need to investigate "war crimes, torture, and illegal wire-tapping by this administration." See here: http://time.blogs.com/daily_dish/2006/11/exposing… .

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