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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:31 PM

Appeals court rejects torture suit against Rumsfeld

Source: Reuters

Wed Nov 7, 2012 4:08pm EST

(Reuters) - Two American citizens cannot sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over allegations that they were tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel had said Rumsfeld and unnamed others allegedly developed, authorized and used harsh interrogation techniques against them in Iraq.

In an 8-3 ruling, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Chicago, found that the two men had no right to sue Rumsfeld and others in the military chain of command for damages.

The decision overturned decisions by a three-judge panel of the same appeals court and a federal judge in Illinois, which had allowed the suit to proceed despite efforts by the former Bush and current Obama administration to get the case dismissed.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-court-rumsfeld-idUSBRE8A62DJ20121107

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Reply Appeals court rejects torture suit against Rumsfeld (Original post)
Eugene Nov 2012 OP
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #1
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #3
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #2
Vincardog Nov 2012 #4
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #5
valerief Nov 2012 #6
heaven05 Nov 2012 #7
cprise Nov 2012 #8
blkmusclmachine Nov 2012 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. It's time to appoint judges who will prosecute criminals like rummy.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. We should put at least as much effort into that as Repugs did.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. Cute.

No accountability.

I got into the wrong racket.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:01 PM

4. Who can they sue for their torture? No the peons that did it, they were just following orders, not

the officers who gave the orders because they were following established procedures, not the vile scum who established the procedures because the lame court says you can't? WTF?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:52 PM

5. ...

"This new absolute immunity applies not only to former Secretary Rumsfeld but to all members of the military, including those who were literally hands-on in torturing these plaintiffs," Judge David Hamilton wrote in his dissent.

Ain't America great?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:11 PM

6. Fuck! nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:36 PM

7. this

is why I keep getting tripped up by this country's policies. Rendition, torture, you know, murder when torturing. WTF!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:25 PM

8. K&R

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:06 PM

9. Justice Undone.

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