War Crimes charges, they seem to be all the rage these days.
The Canadians are itching to file charges against Chimpy this week, the Humanitarian Law Project has petitioned the Organization of American States to investigate the war crimes of one of its member states (the U.S.), the top human rights official at the UN has promised that those responsible for war crimes in Iraq will be brought to justice, and head of the Turkish Parliament’s Human Rights Commission has accused U.S. forces of war crimes in Fallujah.
Now Don Rumsfeld and George Tenet are to be charged with war crimes today in Germany:
Lawyers acting for a U.S. advocacy group will today file war crimes charges in Germany against senior U.S. administration officials for their alleged role in torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
“German law in this area is leading the world,” Peter Weiss, Vice President of the New York-based Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a human rights group, was quoted as saying in Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper’s Tuesday edition.
According to the group, German law allows war criminals to be investigated wherever they may be living.
Those to be named in the case to be filed at Germany’s Federal Prosecutors Office include Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, former Central Intelligence Agency chief George Tenet and eight other officials.