The Red Cross has passed on some documents to the media that they claim will prove that the physical abuse of detainees in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay was authorized at the top of the Bush administration. The Telegraph has the details in “Interrogation abuses were ‘approved at highest levels'”:
According to lawyers familiar with the Red Cross reports, they will contradict previous testimony by senior Pentagon officials who have claimed that the abuse in the Abu Ghraib prison was an isolated incident.
“There are some extremely damaging documents around, which link senior figures to the abuses,” said Scott Horton, the former chairman of the New York Bar Association, who has been advising Pentagon lawyers unhappy at the administration’s approach. “The biggest bombs in this case have yet to be dropped.”
Well, we now have the 26 former officials coming forward this week to call for Bush’s ousting, and now this memo which some news outlet is going to be running. Is it me or does this seem like a good time to bet on a trifecta?
Angry Finger is also seeing the pattern this is starting to form, and he’s absolutely ecstatic in this piece “Bush Week”
Joe Stump also sees the slew of bad news coming down early this week (though he does post some of last week’s news) in his story
Interrogation abuses were ‘approved at highest levels’ [Telegraph] (via BuzzFlash)
26 Former Reagan/Bush Sr. Officials: Bush Must Go [Hammer of Truth]
Bush Week [Angry Finger]