Donny, Have You Ever Been In a German Prison?
Rumsfeld says he wants to retire to his Taos ranch, but federal prosecutors in Germany have a different idea: They'd like to charge him with war crimes. Germany's top prosecutor gets a big ugly pile of legal documents next week from 11 plaintiffs charging human-rights abuses at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and various other U.S. terror jails.
Named in the docs are Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, George Tenet, Cheney's chief of staff David S. Addington and other DoJ and CIA figures. Germany actually tried to prosecute Rumsfeld in 2004, but Washington threatened to bomb Berlin so the charges were dropped. This story has been floating around certain circles for months, but now that it's in TIME magazine you can probably take it semi-seriously.