Donald Rumsfeld Approved Violating Geneva Conventions
It ought to be the big news of the day, but I’m afraid that it may well be regarded with an indifferent sniff by the American people. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ordered the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, in a signed letter sent to General Janis Karpinski, the person in charge of the prison.
“The methods consisted of making prisoners stand for long periods, sleep deprivation … playing music at full volume, having to sit in uncomfortably … Rumsfeld authorized these specific techniques,” Karpinski says.
The Geneva Conventions, which until the Military Commissions Act were law binding upon all members of the United States government, say something very different about how prisoners are to be treated: “Prisoners of war who refuse to answer may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind”.
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