Monday, June 05, 2006
PENTAGON TO DROP BASIC GENEVA RULE / But State Department objects to removal of protection from degrading treatment
The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to military officials, a step that would mark a potentially permanent shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.
Is torture a compassionate or conservative policy, Mr. President? The man you appointed doesn't seem to be living up to the standards you claimed to hold during your campaign. What are you going to do about it?
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