Friday, April 25, 2008

The Bush Team's Geneva Hypocrisy

By Jason Leopold
April 25, 2008

Newly released U.S. government documents, detailing how Bush administration officials punched legalistic holes in the Geneva Convention’s protections of war captives, stand in stark contrast to the outrage some of the same officials expressed in the first week of the Iraq War when Iraqi TV interviewed several captured American soldiers.

Then, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush and other administration officials orchestrated a chorus of outrage, citing those TV scenes as proof of the Iraq’s government contempt for international law in general and the Geneva Convention in particular.

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1 comment:

fact checker said...

Today's NYT has a piece related to this Geneva hypocrisy.

Letters give CIA tactics a legal "rationale"