Congress Must Investigate Torture of Detainees, Pentagon's Missing $1 Trillion.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld must be removed, say Green leaders, citing abuses of power.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders called on Congress to begin immediate and far-reaching investigations of major abuses by the Pentagon:
"The astronomical waste of taxpayers' money,
torture of detainees, inadequate protection for U.S. troops facing enemy
fire, disregard for the effects of depleted uranium, and 1,600-plus
deaths of American personnel and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilian
deaths are more than a failure of accountability," said Gloria
Mattera, lead organizer of the demonstrations at the Brooklyn facility
and current Green candidate for Borough President in Brooklyn
<http://www.electgloria.org/>. "This is a massive abuse of
power. It deserves impeachment, criminal investigation, and