November 3, 2007

The Moral Authority? Impeachable Scum!

A new book written by ACLU attorneys interviews an Erie County judge who says both Bush and Rumsfeld directed and supervised his work. From the Erie Times News:
Orders from the top

Dunlavey: Guantanamo mission came straight from Bush, Rumsfeld

Published: November 02. 2007 6:00AM
When military investigators questioned Erie County Judge Michael E. Dunlavey about reported prisoner abuse during his tenure at the Guantanamo Bay camp for suspected terrorists, Dunlavey told them he got his "marching orders" from President Bush, according to a new book about U.S. policies regarding torture.
…In a statement Dunlavey provided to a U.S. Air Force lieutenant general investigating FBI reports of detainee abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Dunlavey explains that as leader of interrogations at Guantanamo, he reported directly to President Bush and then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
...The SECDEF said he wanted a product and he wanted intelligence now. He told me what he wanted; not how to do it."
... The directions changed and I got my marching orders from the President of the United States."
…"Virtually no one had a degree of expertise to deal with these people. They do not subscribe to our values legally and morally." [Emphasis added]
…The Erie Times-News currently has an appeal pending over the Department of Defense's refusal to release to the newspaper documents relating to Dunlavey's tenure at Guantanamo.

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