Because there were large crowds chanting hate to him calling him a murderer and torturer etc. They probably felt he was in danger. If you read the stories you can read the bull is piled on high.<quoted text>If Rumsfeld were "innocent" why did the State Department whisk him out of France under cover of darkness on a CIA jet, through Germany and back to the US post haste. As for it being bunk, there are arrest warrants for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. waiting in Den Hague.
Anti-torture protesters in France believe
unconfirmed reports coming from Paris suggest.
After the complaint was dismissed in November 2007, CCR appealed the decision to the General Prosecutor of Paris, who, on February 27, 2008, dismissed it arguing that Rumsfeld was immune for acts he accomplished while in office.