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Court upholds lawsuit accusing Rumsfeld of being responsible for torture of 2 Americans
AP via Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 8, 4:25 PM

Posted on 08/08/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

CHICAGO — A court says two Americans who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm can move forward with a lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of being responsible for U.S. forces allegedly torturing them.

The ruling Monday from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago a rejects arguments that Rumsfeld should be immune from such lawsuits for work performed as a Cabinet secretary.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: courts; rumsfeld; torture

1 posted on 08/08/2011 3:24:56 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Chicago, the cesspool of the US, where corruption is king.

I wonder how many times Deadfish had to talk to the judge and how much money changed hands.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 3:35:30 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Pan_Yan
Looks like the 7th is joining the 9th as a circus court. More communists judges.
3 posted on 08/08/2011 3:36:42 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Pan_Yan
If this is upheld then the same treatment of the Obama administration will be fair game, the law of unintended consequences stinks again...
4 posted on 08/08/2011 3:43:59 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Pan_Yan
So fire him.

Oh, wait...

5 posted on 08/08/2011 3:47:42 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (FFFFFFFFOOO!)
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To: Pan_Yan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hamilton_(judge)

Yes, the Obama appointed judge wrote the opinion.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 3:49:34 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Time to drop a suit on Tony Frank for the Mortgage Disaster.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 3:53:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pan_Yan
Criminal prosecution of the prior administration over policy differences is SO banana Republic.

Makes one less likely to accept the will of the people and step down after losing an election if you know you are destined for a prison cell, your wife and children impoverished, your friends imprisoned or murdered, etc, etc.

8 posted on 08/08/2011 3:53:17 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: mardi59

I thought a court would be familiar with Sovereign Immununity. Guess not.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 3:56:28 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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I thought a court would be familiar with Sovereign Immununity. Guess not./

Not when they have an agenda.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 4:00:05 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Logical me
Don't mess with Rummy!!!


11 posted on 08/08/2011 4:13:50 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Pan_Yan
In this political environment, can we expect honest, intelligent people to run for political office or work in the political arena??

If this is not stopped, we will forever be stuck with the scum of the Earth as our rulers!

12 posted on 08/08/2011 4:46:48 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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Some drug running and drug dealing Agency heads might be getting a bit sick to their stomachs over this. Jan the Man and Holder killed Mexicans and Americans with their policies.

How many will be killed by HHS in the name of Obamacare?


13 posted on 08/08/2011 4:55:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Rumplemeyer
If this is upheld then the same treatment of the Obama administration will be fair game, the law of unintended consequences stinks again...

Damn, you beat me to it. No. 1 suit would be the institution of the ROE that has gotten so many of our heroes killed or hurt; No. 2 the economic collapse occasioned by numbnuts various programs including Obamacare; No. 3 suit for restitution of all vacation costs; No. 4 restitution of all costs associated with the various czars; No. 5 recovery of all losses due to TARP and any of the other "stimulus" programs; No. 6 restitution of all moneys given to unions; and the list goes on. Should pretty well tie up the rest of this regime's tenure.

14 posted on 08/08/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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