July 11, 2006

Major, major change in US Detainee Policy

It's all over the news, and I'm sure we're not the first blog to put it up, but the US government (specifically, the White House via a DoD memo) announced that all detainees worldwide will be treated according to the minimum standards specified in the Geneva Conventions (WaPo).

The devil is in the details (can the Red Cross inspect to ensure compliance? Does this include the "secret" prisoners, like KSM, where we don't even know where they are?), but this is clearly a huge step in the direction of a re-taking the moral high ground so necessary for winning this war. Someone pat the Administration on the back for me.

Posted by baltar at July 11, 2006 10:17 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Atrocities of War | International Affairs | Law and the Courts | Military Affairs | Shine the Light on It

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