Rummy's day in court: Representing eight men detained and tortured by US personnel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First are suing Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the abuses, charging him witih violating the Constitution and international laws that prohibit cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment. The suit seeks compensation for the victims. Rear Admiral John D. Hutson (Ret. USN), co-counsel for Human Rights First, says that "One of the greatest strengths of the U.S. military throughout our history has been strong civilian leadership at the top of the chain of command. Unfortunately, Secretary Rumsfeld has failed to live up to that tradition. In the end, that imperils our troops and undermines the war effort. It is critical that we return to another military tradition: accountability."

Earlier: In January, it was revealed that Rumsfeld had set up a secret paramilitary intelligence operation within the defense department--and with virtually no Congressional oversight.

And: Tell Bush to remove Rumsfeld.

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