dailykos.com/story/2011/09/20/1018370/-UPDATED:-Welcome-to-Boston,-Mr-Rumsfeld-You-Are-Under-Arrest<br><i><br>add www to make that link work.<br><br></i><font color="orange">(note: some graphic images, mild compared to what is coming out.)</font><br><br>Former<br> Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been stripped of legal <br>immunity for acts of torture against US citizens authorized while he was<br> in office. The 7th Circuit made the ruling in the case of two <br>American contractors who were tortured by the US military in Iraq after <br>uncovering a smuggling ring within an Iraqi security company. The <br>company was under contract to the Department of Defense. The company <br>was assisting Iraqi insurgent groups in the "mass acquisition" of <br>American weapons. The ruling comes as Rumsfeld begins his book tour <br>with a visit to Boston on Monday, September 26, and as new, uncensored <br>photos of Abu Ghraib spark fresh outrage across Internet. Awareness is <br>growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding. <br><br>Republican<br> Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters in 2004 of photos withheld by the<br> Defense Department from Abu Ghraib, “The American public needs to <br>understand, we’re talking about rape and murder here...We’re not just <br>talking about giving people a humiliating experience. We’re talking <br>about rape and murder and some very serious charges.” And journalist <br>Seymour Hersh says: "boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And <br>the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that<br> your government has."<br><br>Rumsfeld resigned days before a criminal <br>complaint was filed in Germany in which the American general who <br>commanded the military police battalion at Abu Ghraib had promised to <br>testify. General Janis Karpinski in an interview with Salon.com was <br>asked: "Do you feel like Rumsfeld is at the heart of all of this and <br>should be held completely accountable for what happened [at Abu <br>Ghraib]?" <br><br>Karpinski answered: "Yes, absolutely." In the <br>criminal complaint filed in Germany against Rumsfeld, Karpinski <br>submitted 17 pages of testimony and offered to appear before the German <br>prosecutor as a witness. Congressman Kendrick Meek of Florida, who <br>participated in the hearings on Abu Ghraib, said of Rumsfeld: "There was<br> no way Rumsfeld didn’t know what was going on. He’s a guy who wants to <br>know everything." <br><br>And Major General Antonio Taguba, who led the official Army investigation into Abu Ghraib, said in his report:<br><br><font color="red"> <br> "there is no longer any doubt as to whether the [Bush] administration <br>has committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered<br> the use of torture will be held to account."</font><br><br>What do you all have to say ?