Thursday, June 17, 2004

Kerry's First Foreign Policy Decision

When John Kerry takes office in January, he will be faced with a hard decision. Should he have Rumsfeld arrested and tried for violations of international law? Pentagon officials tell NBC News that late last year, at the same time U.S. military police were allegedly abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ordered that one Iraqi prisoner be held “off the books” — hidden entirely from the International Red Cross and anyone else — in possible violation of international law. Rumsfeld should be paying a lot more attention to the issue of proper treatment of prisoners, don't you think?


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