Saturday, November 11, 2006

where is the liberal msm?

i guess i am perplexed at why the msm hasn't covered the story of rumsfeld and 10 other top officials in the administration and pentagon being brought up on charges in germany- for war crimes and such. the only 3 places i found it were: the drudge report, time magazine online and the actual agency's website- the center for constitutional rights. big names like rumsfeld, alberto gonzalez, john yoo, george tenet-

"Along with Rumsfeld, Gonzales and Tenet, the other defendants in the case are Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone; former assistant attorney general Jay Bybee; former deputy assisant attorney general John Yoo; General Counsel for the Department of Defense William James Haynes II; and David S. Addington, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff. Senior military officers named in the filing are General Ricardo Sanchez, the former top Army official in Iraq; Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the former commander of Guantanamo; senior Iraq commander, Major General Walter Wojdakowski; and Col. Thomas Pappas, the one-time head of military intelligence at Abu Ghraib."

in other news, bush's warrantless wiretapping is in trouble, and bolton is unlikely to be confirmed- seems like things just aren't coming up roses for the man who thought his slim margin of victory(after being handed the 2000 election) gave him a broad mandate to shred the constitution. good riddance to bad rubbish. let's clean some more house.

12 comments:

No said...

You know the only place that I had heard about this Rumsfeld thing was on your blog..I know he "resigned," but that's about all I have heard on the msm..

Donnie McDaniel said...

Pamela at the Democratic Daily did a post on it yesterday. Her links that she used came from Time also. They sure don't want that one to get out in the MSM.

Professor Zero said...

It has now hit the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6138480.stm

I'll bet the German press is talking about it, and other foreign press. I haven't checked yet.

But the first place I heard about it was your blog. You're becoming one of my top news sources.

Obob said...

From what I understand, the charges come from some Saudis and such using a German court, after shopping around. Who knows what will come of this, I really don't to be honest.
If you want some fun, follow the conservatives who are nipping at each other after the election. It's kinda fun, not so much seeing Pelosi had the Democrats dreams not come true on Tuesday. But this is why we have elections.

Freaky said...
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Anonymous said...

B: Your linked article on warrantless wiretaps revealed that the administration would consider an all-or-nothing approach with this program - just to make a point. That is the most cynical thing I have heard in a long time. Will they stop at nothing?!

betmo said...

The plaintiffs in the case include 11 Iraqis who were prisoners at Abu Ghraib, as well as Mohammad al-Qahtani, a Saudi held at Guantanamo, whom the U.S. has identified as the so-called "20th hijacker" and a would-be participant in the 9/11 hijackings. As TIME first reported in June 2005, Qahtani underwent a "special interrogation plan," personally approved by Rumsfeld, which the U.S. says produced valuable intelligence. But to obtain it, according to the log of his interrogation and government reports, Qahtani was subjected to forced nudity, sexual humiliation, religious humiliation, prolonged stress positions, sleep deprivation and other controversial interrogation techniques

Obob said...

great follow up betmo, thanks for the details

QUASAR9 said...

Rumsfeld was almost in tears when he resigned ...
but yeah be nice to see
Cheney & son of Bush go next

If it's any consolation, Blair is wondering around like a lost poodle nobody wants

From hero who was hoing to change the world, to bogged down in Iraq
and nowhere to go except out - in disgrace, knowing he backed a loser

QUASAR9 said...

Wishing you a magic weekend

msliberty said...

I, too, heard this news from my daily blog reads... I believe I first saw it over at Chuck's Divided States of Bu$hmeriKa, but there are now many posts re: same.

Human said...

With the continued acquiescence by the Democratic Leadership to the Bush Regime, we need Foreign Courts to Make Them Pay For What They Did.

Peace.