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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 12:14 AM
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CBS Report: Rumsfeld OK'd Prison Rules
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...Is Rummy taking the fall for Bush?

CBS/AP) Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved interrogation methods for Guantanamo Bay detainees including the use of "stress positions" for up to four hours, "fear of dogs" and "mild non-injurious" physical contact, a newspaper reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports Rumsfeld approved the tactics in December 2002. When military lawyers complained about the tactics being used, officials re-examined the techniques and implemented new rules in an April 2003 memo.

It is not known what tactics were approved in the April 2003 memo, but a March 2003 draft of that memo revealed earlier this week contained a legal argument that neither President Bush, nor agents acting on his orders, could be held liable for violating anti-torture laws in the war on terrorism.

USA Today reports that lawyers for Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers were worried that tactics included in the April 2003 memo could make the chairman a target for prosecution under laws governing prisoner treatment.

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  -CBS Report: Rumsfeld OK'd Prison Rules Tellurian  Jun-11-04 12:14 AM   #0 
  - "You haven't begun to see evil..."  Sliverofhope   Jun-11-04 12:15 AM   #1 
  - Hersh's prognostications coming to light..  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 12:20 AM   #2 
  - I want a special prosecutor. This goes right to the rotten top. n/t  struggle4progress   Jun-11-04 12:21 AM   #3 
  - Yep, and worse, the republicans are sending evangelicals to make nice  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 12:28 AM   #4 
     - Got a link on the evangelicals?  struggle4progress   Jun-11-04 12:53 AM   #7 
        - Christian fundamentalists--- I don't think there are many  saigon68   Jun-11-04 06:49 AM   #24 
           - Christians are/were quite common in Iraq  Bandit   Jun-12-04 01:53 PM   #31 
  - NYT chronology of the run up circumventing treaties and rule of law..  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 12:32 AM   #5 
  - Nice link!  struggle4progress   Jun-13-04 01:00 AM   #32 
  - Impeach him, already  Jack Rabbit   Jun-11-04 12:50 AM   #6 
  - Good One, JR...thanks..nt  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 01:09 AM   #9 
  - This is the story that must get out! See it here!  0007   Jun-11-04 06:32 AM   #23 
     - Thank you for keeping this story alive  lebkuchen   Jun-13-04 01:19 AM   #34 
  - Rummy going down won't be enough....Bush must also go down  Solly Mack   Jun-11-04 12:58 AM   #8 
  - Yes, the struggle IS for the "soul of America"  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 01:12 AM   #10 
  - When?  aquart   Jun-11-04 01:15 AM   #12 
     - The republicans can change it now. And they just might..  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 01:19 AM   #14 
     - You know, I'm not looking at this from the political advantage  Solly Mack   Jun-11-04 01:23 AM   #15 
        - All the conspirators to commit war crimes should go to jail!!! n/t  Just Me   Jun-11-04 08:57 AM   #26 
  - I've finally come to the conclusion  cliss   Jun-11-04 01:15 AM   #11 
  - The headlines running are saying Bush abused the GIs....  Tellurian   Jun-11-04 01:25 AM   #16 
  - I would guess the WSJ would low-ball any revelations  daleo   Jun-11-04 01:16 AM   #13 
  - Rumsferatu needs to be brought to justice  gottaB   Jun-11-04 01:45 AM   #17 
  - If American soldiers were captured and then tortured  JudiLyn   Jun-11-04 02:12 AM   #18 
  - ...Is Rummy taking the fall for Bush?  radfringe   Jun-11-04 03:34 AM   #19 
  - Wait a second  WLKjr   Jun-11-04 03:43 AM   #20 
     - everybody sing...  radfringe   Jun-11-04 03:50 AM   #21 
     - Rumsfailed  Disturbed   Jun-11-04 04:22 AM   #22 
     - I think Tenet resigned because the Chimp threw a temper tantrum  lebkuchen   Jun-13-04 01:23 AM   #35 
  - Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller  Dhalgren   Jun-11-04 08:33 AM   #25 
  - Kick  alarcoeg   Jun-11-04 11:16 AM   #27 
  - kick  struggle4progress   Jun-12-04 01:20 AM   #28 
  - My father fought the Nazis in Europe for his country.  Algomas   Jun-12-04 04:23 AM   #29 
     - We do seem to have elected "Vlad the impaler"  struggle4progress   Jun-12-04 01:00 PM   #30 
        - "There is a cancer on the Presidency."  Disturbed   Jun-13-04 01:15 AM   #33 
           - Yeah, this cancer is likely to rot the entire body politic.  struggle4progress   Jun-13-04 01:32 AM   #36 
  - kick  Eloriel   Jun-13-04 11:46 AM   #37 
  - kick  struggle4progress   Jun-14-04 01:47 AM   #38 

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