Thursday :: Jun 17, 2004

Rummy Hides Prisoner For 7 Months, Bush Applauds Him For Doing "A Fabulous Job"


by Steve

How is it possible that Rummy and Bush can argue that the prison abuse scandal is the work of a few bad apples and not part of a larger illegality reaching into the Executive Branch when Rummy admits he hid a prisoner from the International Red Cross and Bush applauds him for it? While the Administration tries to claim that the Geneva Conventions donít apply to suspected terrorists, Rummy himself said that all US military activities in Iraq did comply with Geneva protocols. So one of them is wrong and lying. And please, blaming George Tenet wonít work here.

Bush now says with a straight face that the first he heard about Rummy hiding this suspect for seven months was this morning from Rummy himself. Then, after hearing that his subordinate hid such things from him, Bush says, "I'm never disappointed in my secretary of defense. He's doing a fabulous job and America's lucky to have him in the position he's in."

So George is happy with a guy who keeps him in the dark on activities under him that violate international law, and thinks he is doing a fabulous job. Is this what W learned from the Harvard MBA program?

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