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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

More lies from the lying liars 

Kos nails it:


Doubletalk on the Geneva Convention

by kos
Mon May 17th, 2004 at 18:37:37 EDT

From the fine folks at the Center for American Progress:


GONZALES SAYS ADMINISTRATION IS A 'STRONG SUPPORTER OF GENEVA CONVENTIONS: "At the same time, President Bush recognized that our nation will continue to be a strong supporter of the Geneva treaties. The president also reaffirmed our policy in the United States armed forces to treat Al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantánamo Bay humanely and, to the extent appropriate and consistent with military necessity, in keeping with the principles of the Third Geneva Convention."

- Alberto Gonzales, 5/15/04 (NYT Op-Ed)

VERSUS

GONZALES SAYS GENEVA RESTRICTIONS ARE OBSOLETE: "The nature of the new war places a high premium on other factors, such as the ability to quickly obtain information from captured terrorists and their sponsors in order to avoid further atrocities against American civilians...In my judgment, this new paradigm renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions."

- Alberto Gonzales, 1/25/02 (Memorandum to the President, as reported in Newsweek 5/16/04)


Liars. The whole lot of them.

And remember, as a ratified treaty, the Geneva Convention isn't optional. It has the force of law, and breaking the convention is literally breaking US law.

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