The Senate has issued a report that implicates Donald Rumsfeld as the author of interrogation techniques that can only be compared to war crimes, so the question remains as to why nothing is being done.
I can only scratch my head in wonder at the ineptitude of my Senator, Carl Levin, who is the author of the Senate report, for failing to bring these criminals to justice.
The report concluded that Rumsfeld's actions were "a direct cause of detainee abuse" at Guantanamo and "influenced and contributed to the use of abusive techniques ... in Afghanistan and Iraq."
"The abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib in late 2003 was not simply the result of a few soldiers acting on their own," the executive summary said.
"Interrogation techniques such as stripping detainees of their clothes, placing them in stress positions and using military working dogs to intimidate them appeared in Iraq only after they had been approved for use in Afghanistan and at (Guantanamo)."
Whether you are a fan of the Senate or not, their inaction is inexcusable given their official bipartisan stance and the gravity of the allegations. If Clinton can be harangued and impeached over a blow job, surely Rummy and Cheney can be tried and convicted for violations of the Geneva Conventions.
Glenn Greenwald points out: