12 July 2006

Bush administration finally recognizes Geneva Conventions (or so they say)

One of the big news stories yesterday was that the Bush administration has finally "ordered a review of military detention practices to make sure that they comply with Geneva standards." [Read story.] Previously, they had tapdanced around the Geneva Conventions by saying that the Conventions don't apply to people whom they might arbitrarily choose to label "unlawful combatants".

Interestingly, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow responded to all this by insisting that all detainees in U.S. custody have been treated humanely.

Exuse me?

Has he not seen the photos from Abu Ghraib???!!!

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