Thursday, February 03, 2005

Gonzales Added to War Crime Complaint

Thanks to the fine folks at Blondesense, a pointer to an addendum to the Center for Constitutional Rights war crimes complaint that is currently under investigation by the German government. (More background on the original complaint here.)

The additions to the CCR complaint include:

CCR filed new documents on January 31, 2005, with the German Federal Prosecutor looking into war crimes charges against high-ranking U.S. officials including Donald Rumsfeld: one includes new evidence that the Fay investigation into Abu Ghraib protected Administration officials – it is a comprehensive and shocking opinion by Scott Horton, an expert on international law and the Chair of the International Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The second is a letter that details how Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirms his role as complicit in the torture and abuse of detainees in Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in Iraq.

Update, 6:30PM - Not that it matters, but Abu Gonzales was confirmed as AG today. 35 Democrats and one independent (Jeffords) voted to repudiate torture. 60 senators gave their approval for waterboarding and butt pyramids, along with further erosion of the Bill of Rights. Sparky the Electrode Guy could not be reached for comment.