Rummy To Lecture Only At Home

Former SoD Donald Rumsfeld just found out the hard way that traveling overseas and giving lectures to "replenish the ol' coffers" carries a new kind of risk: Criminal prosecution.
Today, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) along with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), and the French League for Human Rights filed a complaint with the Paris Prosecutor before the “Court of First Instance” (Tribunal de Grande Instance) charging former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with ordering and authorizing torture. Rumsfeld was in Paris for a talk sponsored by Foreign Policy magazine, and left through a door connecting to the U.S. embassy to avoid journalists and human rights attorneys outside.


Rumsfeld’s presence on French territory gives French courts jurisdiction to prosecute him for having ordered and authorized torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere.
You like that sneaking out of a secret door shit? I sure do. I can't imagine that was on his list of expectations for this trip. International courts sure are a bitch, not caring about one's former status and all. Of course, I'm amazed that anyone outside of this country has any interest at all in hearing what Rummy has to say.

I guess he has no choice but to keep his sorry ass in the ol' USA, as if under house arrest, and milk the circuit for all it's worth until it dwindles out and no one gives a rat's ass about him anymore. We should take a pool on how long it will take for Rummy to realize that it sucks to be him.

[Via FDL]

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