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June 17, 2004

Rummy must go

Or this administration shields war criminals. (Which we know they do, but Rummy needs to go first. Actually, they should be hauling his ass to The Hague.)

Spokesman: Rumsfeld ordered secret detention

Spokesman: Rumsfeld ordered secret detention
By Associated Press
Thursday, June 17, 2004

A Pentagon spokesman says Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the military to secretly hold a suspected terrorist in Iraq.

The spokesman says the Iraqi has been held since October without an ID number and without the knowledge of the Red Cross. Both of those conditions violate the Geneva Accords on prisoners of war.

The spokesman says CIA Director George Tenet asked Rumsfeld to make the secret detention while the intelligence agency tried to determine the suspect's ``precise disposition.''

The Pentagon spokesman says the prisoner will be given a number and the Red Cross will be formally notified soon.

Posted by jay at June 17, 2004 09:46 AM | TrackBack
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And what's more (as noted by Sullivan), despite holding this person illegally, they didn't even bother to interview him and find out the critical information about terrorist plots he may have had. Read about this monumental fuckup here.

Posted by: david on June 17, 2004 01:00 PM
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