Monday, December 15, 2008

Rumsfeld and Other Top Bush Officials Linked to Abuses at Guantanamo

Us_senate A bipartisan Senate Armed Services Committee Report has said that U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials are directly responsible for abuses of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that decisions by those officials also led to serious offenses against prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere. The report contradicts Bush Administration claims that harsh prisoner interrogation techniques were sought by front-line military officers. Click here for a link to the Law Librarian Blog, which has a link to the Report's executive summary.  You can also read more about it here on Jurist, which has some great document links as well.

Hat tip to Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian Blog.

(mew)

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