Monday, June 21, 2004
Lawyer Wants Bush on Witness Stand Over Iraq Abuse:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should take the witness stand at the trial of a U.S. soldier charged with abusing prisoners in Iraq, the soldier's lawyer said on MondayI'd go one step further and suggest that instead of taking the witness stand they should sit at the defense table, in shackles. I think the nice bright orange prisoners wear would suit both of them.
Policies adopted in Bush's 'war on terror' created a climate encouraging cruelty, said lawyers for U.S. soldiers accused of subjecting detainees to sexual humiliation and physical abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
Good morning, all. Just back from having a luscious Starbucks -- they poured it from a still-brewing pot, so was deep and rich and got me going like roadrunner on meth. Weather is gray and depressing but pleasant temperature, a little thunder in the distance -- my favorite! So will get to painting or something, and fill up the snark tank again for later.
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