Just days after his resignation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is about to face more repercussions for his involvement in the troubled wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumsfeld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George Tenet and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their alleged roles in abuses committed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Cover: The Abu Ghraib Scandal
- Background: Behind Rumsfeld's Fall
- World: Impact of Rumsfeld's Departure in Iraq
Let's be clear on this...this will likely go nowhere. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but participation in International Law is strictly voluntary, and the Bush Administration has already backed away from the International Criminal Court. There is little to no chance that they will surrender Rummy and Gonzo to Germany to stand trial.