Iran vows to prosecute in absentia Donald Rumsfeld, others, Iranian lawmaker says
July 3rd, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Iran vows to prosecute in absentia Donald Rumsfeld, others, Iranian lawmaker says

Iran says it plans to prosecute 26 current and former American officials, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, potentially escalating a tit-for-tat dispute between the two countries.

"The American officials will be tried in Iranian courts in abstentia before they are referred to the relevant international tribunals" if Iran's parliament approves the plan, Tehran member of parliament Esmaeel Kowsari said, according to Mashregh News.

He did not name them, but Iran's government-backed Press TV said in May that parliament planned sanctions on Americans including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the current and former commanders of the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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  1. gung hoe

    I bet they find the don guilty so why hold a trial

    July 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Hey banasy how you doin today hot as where casey is going to end up here in michigan would you care if iran found you guilty not me id would find it amusing

    July 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Those filthy creeps need to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, anyway. Iran just wants to do the job that belongs to the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. Since the UN leaders are devoid of any sense of morality, that won't happen, sadly enough!!!

    July 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |

      (_)(_):::::::::::D O:

      July 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    I would still like to know what "tea party lingo" is.
    I asked you yesterday, and you never replied.
    Why is that, I wonder?
    I would like you to answer.
    I truly want to know.
    Thank you.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

      Evidently, you haven't been in this country too long. You hear that lingo on the streets, in bar rooms and anywhere else that a lot of cussing goes on. You did hear of that four letter word used most often by the Tea Partiers themselves, I presume.

      July 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

      tea party lingo = would you like sugar or a lemon in your tea?

      July 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    @gung how:
    It's hot and muggy here, as well.
    As for Rumsfeld, he won't do a minute of time, even if guilty.
    But it would amuse me as well to see him convicted.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy


    July 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Why would Iran want to prosecute these guys anyway? All they did was to commit crimes against humanity, thats all they did, honest!!!

    July 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    @banasy lite:

    Everybody knows the difference.
    You are a one-trick pony.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is a nice guy.. one night my camaro ran outta gas and he drove me to the gas station...then we drunk some mad dog 20-20 and went mailbox batting..

    July 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    I was born in this country, thank you, but thanks for trying to cast aspersions as to my nationality.
    I'm American.

    So, by your definition, it's all curse words?
    And only the tea-party cusses?
    No-one else does?

    July 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |


      sarah palin enters room--as the door closes-she says the door is closed "it safe to cuss now"

      July 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Would you care for some Earl Grey?

    July 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. phœbe

    ask a troll a direct question, and they burst into flames. never confront a troll directly. it will steal your name.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jay Horn

    This must be the ignorant anti- American and pro socialist blog site.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |

      No Jay, quite the contrary, this web page seems to have been taken over by these simple minded Tea Partiers with nothing better to do than to blog in their nonsense under other peoples' names!

      July 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. phœbe

    i an pro-American, Jay, but i see what you mean.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Wolverine

    Sounds like a blanket party in the making.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
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