Saturday, January 28, 2006

EU panel probing alleged prisons may call on Cheney, Rumsfeld

An EU committee investigating alleged CIA secret prisons could call Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to testify, a senior member of the panel said.

British Liberal Democrat Sarah Ludford, a member of the EU parliament and vice president of the investigative committee, said "very senior people" would be asked to answer questions about the alleged prisons. "I don't see why we should not invite Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney," Ludford said.

She acknowledged, however the EU parliament would have no legal power to subpoena them. "Our only pressure, if you like, on these people to come and talk to us and cooperate is political embarrassment," she said.

Source : here

Of course they wont turn up and I doubt very much they will feel any embarrassment either. But refusing to turn up for such a serious charges as the abuse of the sovereignty of nations , kidnap , secret prisons and the use of torture will be a major embarrassment even if those accused fail to feel any.


Blogger Voice 1 said...

I wonder what the Americans would have said if Galloway would have decided not to go to Washington. At least Galloway had the strength of character to do such a thing, of course, Rumsfeld, Cheney and Rice don't know anything about strength of character.

January 28, 2006 1:10 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Does the EU count, or is it "old Europe"?

January 28, 2006 3:34 pm  
Blogger Voice 1 said...

Ah, now that's an interesting question DJEB, given the recent cosying up to the US by France and Germany, are they now counted as "New Europe" I wonder?

January 29, 2006 11:32 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

They might now be neo-Europa.

January 29, 2006 2:26 pm  

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