"Civil rights groups filed a suit with German prosecutors on Tuesday seeking war crimes charges against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons."
ATLANTA-NUREMBERG SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP:
"Mayor Bill Campbell today (Edit: December 17, 1998) announced that on his behalf a delegation under the leadership of Atlanta City Council member Vern McCarty has signed a Sister City Agreement between Atlanta and the German City of Nuremberg. The two cities will explore a closer cooperation in the areas of economic, cultural and educational development."
Maybe the folks in Georgia wouldn't think much of it at first, but it sounds like a good idea to me. We could probably bring 'em around with ideas like a scaffold-building contest, or a shooting contest to select people for a firing squad if that was called for, maybe an award for the most ingenious Rube Goldberg contraption to trigger a guillotine...Whaddayathink?
(EDIT: Can't get the Reuters "article" link to work, so have substituted the "home page" link.)