An 'Easter Uprising' by six retired US Generals failed today after George Bush managed to regain control of key radio and TV installations and announced that Donald Rumsfeld was going - to stay.
In a amzingly frank interview with Dubai-based Al Arabiya television Rumsfeld said he would to go on 'pleasuring' the president. "I intend to serve the president at his pleasure," he said. Bush described Rumsfeld as "energetic", and said he still "wanted" him.
Meanwhile Human Rights Watch said Rumsfeld could be criminaly liable for the torture of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay in late 2002 and early 2003,
"The question at this point is not whether Secretary Rumsfeld should resign, it's whether he should be indicted," said Joanne Mariner, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program director at Human Rights Watch.
A US Army Inspector General's report, obtained by Salon.com this week, contains a sworn statement by Lt. Gen. Randall M. Schmidt that implicates Secretary Rumsfeld in the abuse of detainee Mohammad al-Qahtani. Based on an investigation that he carried out in early 2005, which included two interviews with Rumsfeld, Gen. Schmidt describes the defense secretary as being "personally involved" in al-Qahtani's interrogation.
• Condoleeza Rice may be involved in the uprising against Rumsfeld! rawstory.com is reporting that Condoleeza clashed with Rumsfeld and Cheney over thier plot to use an Iraqi based rightwing terrorist 'death squad' known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) to cause 'strife' in Iran - as part of a build up to a full scale war. A UN official told rawstory.com "We are already at war". MEK is suspected of being behind recent bomb blasts in the south of Iran.
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