I like this.
Lawyers in Berlin and New York that represent some Iraqi detainees who were tortured by people who work for the United States government have sued Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, seeking a criminal investigation into the atrocities.
Germany has 'universal jurisdiction' in their federal laws, which means that for a small group of the worst crimes (genocide, torture, mass rape), anyone -- not just German citizens -- can sue the alleged perpetrator of these horrible crimes.
When some of my employees (as a citizen and a taxpayer, those soliders and mercenaries who allegedly tortured Iraqi detainees are my employees) commit horrible crimes, I want them prosecuted. If some of my executives like Rumsfeld authorized or directed those crimes, I want him prosecuted.
The article from a German paper (translated into English) is here, courtesy of a neat site called www.truthout.org