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Trial of Donald Rumsfeld A Prosecution by Book

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ISBN-10: 1595583416

ISBN-13: 9781595583413

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights Staff

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The evidence that the Bush administration is guilty of war crimes, presented in the form of a court case brought by one of the premier civil rights organizations in the United States. "He won't be tried in the United States. He can't be tried by an international tribunal. So Donald Rumsfeld will have to be prosecuted by book."fromThe Trial of Donald Rumsfeld The Trial of Donald Rumsfeldlays out the evidence that high-level officials of the Bush administration ordered, authorized, implemented, and permitted war crimes, in particular the crimes of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. Using primary source documents ranging from Rumsfeld's "techniques chart" and Iraqi plaintiffs' statements to the testimony of whistleblowers and key pieces of reportage, the book sets forth evidence of a torture program that took place throughout the world: in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantánamo, secret CIA prisons, and other places unknown. The accused are accorded a defense drawn from their memos and public statements. Readers are allowed to judge whether the Bush administration has engaged in torture and whom among the administration to hold responsible. Reminiscent of Christopher Hitchens's bestsellingThe Trial of Henry Kissinger, The Trial of Donald Rumsfeldconstitutes one of the only attempts to hold high-ranking Bush administration officials criminally responsible for their actions. Includes excerpts from: • testimony from Abu Ghraib victims and the Tipton Three • the interrogation log from Mohammed al Qahtani's detainment at Guantánamo • the Gonzales, Yoo, and Bybee memos • the U.S. Army's Fay/Jones Report on the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib • the August 2004 Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense Detention Operations • testimony from the former head of Abu Ghraib, Janis Karpinski • and analyses by Peter Weiss, Wolfgang Kaleck, Vincent Warren, and others
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This book will be co-published with the Center for Constitutional Rights, an organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. Michael Ratner is an attorney and the board chair of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is well known for his human rights activism, and is the author of numerous books, includingThe Trial of Donald Rumsfeld(The New Press, 2008).

The Trial
Opening Statement, Michael Ratner, CCR President
Summary of the Indictment
Evidence for the Prosecution
Guantanamo
From Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib: The Export of Illegal Interrogation Techniques from Washington and Guantanamo to Iraq
Command Responsibility
Witnesses and Statements for the Defense
The Center for Constitutional Rights Rebuttal to the Memos and the Torture Program: Illegal Before 9/11, Still Illegal Today
Exhibits: Photos from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib
Epilogue
Prosecuting War Crimes
Notes