Rumsfeld won’t attend Munich conference

Ripley, in comments at Eschaton, linked to this article. I know nothing about the source, so take it as you will. I like the story, so I’m passing it along.

Rumsfeld scraps Munich visit over war probe

21 January 2005

MUNICH�-�United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has cancelled a planned visit to Munich.

Rumsfeld has informed the German government via the US embassy he will not take part at the Munich Security Conference in February, conference head Horst Teltschik said. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint in December with the Federal German Prosecutor’s Office against Rumsfeld accusing him of war crimes and torture in connection with detainee abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.
Rumsfeld had made it known immediately after the complaint was filed that he would not attend the Munich conference unless Germany quashed the indictment.