ACLU Sues Rumsfeld Over Torture

The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First charged … a top U.S. official in the ongoing torture scandal in Iraq and Afghanistan that has tarnished America’s reputation. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois on behalf of eight men who were subject to torture and abuse at the hands of U.S. forces under Secretary Rumsfeld’s command. The parties are seeking a court order declaring that Secretary Rumsfeld’s actions violated the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes and international law.