The Sound of Rummy

October 4, 2007

All’s quiet on the Rumsfeld front, so what’s the other, “The Donald” been up to?


Well, it’s hard to say, but if he wants, he is free to stroll the Bavarian Alps without worry of prosecution of Guantanomo war crimes as earlier alledged by human rights advocates Wolfgang Kaleck and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. In November 2006, Kaleck, et al, brought charges against Rumsfeld and cronies at the German Federal Attorney General’s Office (Generalbundesanwalt). The German prosecutor recently decided against launching an investigation into Rumsfeld, and Kaleck is now seeking to file similar war crimes charges in Spain. Ugh. The tree doesn’t grow through Spain either, Wolfgang.

This past September, 2007, Rumsfeld received a one year appointment as a Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joining other Fellows; conservatives George Shultz, retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid and now non-presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. According to those who know these things, he will participate in the institution’s new task force studying post-Sept. 11 ideology and terror. So, as the Captain sings, I bid you adieu and…

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever



~ X Anemi

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