Saturday, May 15, 2004

Rumsfeld OK'd Prisoner Program... 

Yahoo! News - Report: Rumsfeld OK'd Prisoner Program
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the expansion of a secret program that encouraged physical coercion and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners to obtain intelligence about the growing insurgency in Iraq, The New Yorker reported Saturday.
The story, written by reporter Seymour Hersh, said Rumsfeld decided to expand the program last year, broadening a Pentagon operation from the hunt for al-Qaida in Afghanistan (news - web sites) to interrogation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
The program got approval from President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and Bush was informed of its existence, the officials told Hersh.
So it was just a couple of low ranking soldiers acting on their own.


Rumsfeld ordered it and Bush knew. That means Rumsfeld lied to Congress last week during his sworn testimony to the House and Senate. That's perjury and we all know how much Republicans hate perjury. I expect the House members who voted to impeach Clinton to draw up orders for Rumsfeld. Rule of law! Rule of law!