Monday, November 08, 2004

Justice Department Spin on GITMO

This administration hasn't found anything it can't spin. Today a federal judge said that prisoners of the "Never-ending War on Terror" are due the same legal protections as combatants captured on any other field of battle.

But what does the Justice Department say?

He said the president properly determined that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to al Qaeda members. "The judge has put terrorism on the same legal footing as legitimate methods of waging war," Corallo said in a statement.
No, you idiot, it means that the same standards of conduct applies to us regardless of how we capture our prisoners.

This is yet another reason this administration should not be trusted with either the war on terror or with our civil liberties.

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