Jul 12 2006

The Duh! Files: Geneva Conventions

Published by at 6:23 am under All General Discussions,The Duh! Files

I am not even going to waste time providing links. The US has always said the detainees and prisoners in this war on terror would be dealt with in compliance with the Geneva conventions. OK, one link from 2003 for the brain dead news media:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Geneva Convention
The James S. Brady Briefing Room

1:40 P.M. EST

MR. FLEISCHER: I have an announcement to make. Today President Bush affirms our enduring commitment to the important principles of the Geneva Convention. Consistent with American values and the principles of the Geneva Convention, the United States has treated and will continue to treat all Taliban and al Qaeda detainees in Guantanamo Bay humanely and consistent with the principles of the Geneva Convention.

And you news media clowns wonder why no one can believe a word you report? Only a true dunce would report there was any shift in policy (got that CNN, FOX, ABC, etc)? It took me one second to find this link. How dumb do you have to be not to do a simple search? Dooh!

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “The Duh! Files: Geneva Conventions”

  1. kathie says:

    It is clear to me that they want Bush to admit the mistakes he made, anything associated with being a cowboy, if he won’t they will tell the story for him. He has changed positions, see he made a mistake. In the end they want him to say the war was a mistake and everything associated with it therefore is a mistake. Who cares about TRUTH!

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    I can only shake my head with the idea that we should practice Emily Post manners to properly crook our pinkie when lifting tea cups to the Club Gitmo patrons of our hospitality.

    I guess the opposition believes they can have a more far reaching benefit to the general humane treatment examples to mankind by working the legal activist approach, to bitch slap the US with their guilt first approach.

    Heaven forbid we send Cobra gunships to Darfur to clean out the slimes who are hacking people into small pieces.. ah that is less important than counting the lint in our collective navals.

    Shucks Darfur must just be an example of third world road rage!

  3. Terrye says:

    It seems the confusion comes about because people have not really read the Geneva Conventions and as such do not know that it does not only apply to POWs. It simply states that people will be treated humanely. Needless to say there will be some discussion as to what that means but no doubt the Bush administration would say, if asked, that they never condoned torture or inhuman treatment. They have never said anything differently. What they are doing here is reiterating their policy in advance of working with Congress on military tribunal legilsation.

    But people really do seem to be willfully stupid sometimes.