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Whistleblower's Torture suit against Rumsfeld goes ahead

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A federal appeals court in Chicago [] upheld a lower court ruling that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be held personally liable for the alleged torture of two U.S. citizens who were held incommunicado by U.S. military interrogators for three months in Baghdad while working for an Iraqi contractor there.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/8515-court-advances-us-torture-victims-case-against-donald-rumsfeld

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-court-wont-dismiss-torture-suit-against-rumsfeld-20110808,0,149842.story

First, it was renamed to "enhanced interrogations" and only to be applied to "enemy combatants".

Well, they musta dunn sumphin' wrong.

Yeah. [W]itnessed the sale of U.S government munitions to Iraqi rebel groups [let's let that bit sink in for a minute.] for money and alcohol. After becoming FBI informants, the two were detained and tortured by federal officials for 97 days (Donald Vance) and six weeks (Nathan Ertel) at Camp Cropper in Iraq after contacting the FBI about corruption in the now-defunct federal contractor.

Maybe it was the Iraqi equivalent of Fast and Furious, they took issue with whistleblowers, too. Wonder if they'll get to court or have an "accident", first.

Entry #631

Comments

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Rick GComment by Rick G - October 3, 2011, 9:43 am
Torture is the most disgusting and evil thing one human can do to another. It is simply not acceptable under any circumstances. Prosecute the past, present and future torturers vigorously and wipe this evil from the globe. It has already spread too far and it's only a matter of time when it will be our turn to be taken to Room 101. Then it will be too late. NOW is the time to put a stop to it.
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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - October 3, 2011, 10:39 pm
Good news on the court ruling. Let's pray for their protection as well as all the whistleblowers out there!

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