German Prosecutor Investigating Rumsfeld

The times reports that aGerman Prosecutor has been asked to investigate Rumsfeld: "Emboldened by the resignation last week of Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, lawyers today asked a German prosecutor to investigate Mr. Rumsfeld on allegations of war crimes, stemming from the treatment of prisoners held in military jails in Iraq and at Gitmo."

The lawsuit is ambitious, naming not only Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Gonzales, but also John C. Yoo and Jay S. Bybee, two former Justice Department lawyers who helped draft the Bush administration’s legal arguments for treatment of suspected terrorists. It also names Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the military’s former commander in Iraq. Brig. Gen. Janis L. Karpinski, who commanded Abu Ghraib and was punished for the abuses there, has offered to testify.

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