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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Geneva Conventions

Wolfowitz is now admitting that some of the interrogation procedures we used in Iraq - the official ones under the "manual" - violate the Geneva convention. Senator Reed asked if these would be a violation if American soldiers were subject to the same. He was forced to admit it would be.

Will the Congress dare to demand that we behave in accordance with the treaty, which is, under Article VI of the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land?

Take a look at the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War. It is quite explicit in what is permissible.

Also Article Article 12, of interest to Messrs. Bush and Rumsfeld:

"Prisoners of war are in the hands of the enemy Power, but not of the individuals or military units who have captured them. Irrespective of the individual responsibilities that may exist, the Detaining Power is responsible for the treatment given them."

2 comments:

Raised By Republicans said...

Is anyone else bothered by the argument put forward by the Bush administration along the following lines: "If we grant Geneva Convention protection to terrorists who ignore it we are making a mockery of the Geneva Convention."

The Dirty Harry theory of international law??

Gaoshan said...

Wolfowitz is a fried weiner sandwich served with a side order of roasted ass and a demitasse of ice cold ignorance.