Rumsfeld ordered prisoner hidden from Red Cross

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    Well folks, Rumsfeld has now been directly implicated in mistreatment of prisoners. According to this story, he ordered a prisoner kept "off the books" so that the Red Cross wouldn't see them.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5226957/

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    Quick! Get out the coals and roast him!!!!
     
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    I would call this a pretty serious offense if it's true. If Rumsfeld was knowingly hiding prisoners what does this say about his possible involvement in torturing them? This is yet another good reason to vote George W. Bush out.

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    Correct me if im wrong, but where in any legal book does it state that all prisoners must be shown to the red cross?

    And before you start condemning them for torture maybe you should learn the concept of innocent until proven guilty.
     
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    In the article, Taguba is quoted as saying it is a violation of international law. And human rights groups said it was a clear violation of the Geneva Convention.
     
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    If you read the article you'll note that the prisoner was not hidden because he was abused. Indirect or not even, at best.
     
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    the geneva convention applies to foriegn forces and civilians of an occupied territory.

    as far as the way OUR PoW's were treated, thats why the convention was created. the Nazi's were hung in part of it.

    curiously, an equivalent to vietnam is occurring. The North Vietnamese considered US soldiers criminals, not enemy forces, and therefore the convention didn't apply.
     
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    This will not go away, its the only issue the Demos and their willing accomplices in the corrupt LMM have to run on this election season.

    Now where is the picture of the guy with the drawers on his head? I need a pick me up this morning.
     
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    even though they may be considered criminals, they are still civilians of that country. Therefore, the convention does apply. Unless you'd like to start instituting the patriot act II over there and removing their citizenship.

    you have proof that the red cross is corrupt?
     
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    blah blah blah blah.

    Its not the only issue, and I'm thinking that its only going to get worse for the GOP. That old saying 'where theres smoke, theres fire' certainly applies.
     

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