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Rumsfeld Facing War Crimes Charges?

We should be so lucky.

A US-based civil rights group today asked German prosecutors to take legal action against the former US secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes.

The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR) lodged a complaint with the German federal prosecutor urging investigations of Mr Rumsfeld, who resigned last week, and other former US officials over alleged abuses in Iraq and at Guantánamo Bay.

Under a law enacted by Germany when the international criminal court was created in 2002, the federal prosecutor can investigate and prosecute war crimes regardless of where they are committed or of the nationality of the perpetrators.

Not that it would really matter if they did. The U.S. government would simply ignore the ruling just as they ignore any ruling that's not in their favor. They've been charged by the U.N. before. They won't even pay their U.N. dues. What makes you think they're gonna care if you charge their politicians with crimes?

By min | November 14, 2006, 12:37 PM | Liberal Outrage