[thechat] News Update

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Fri Feb 8 11:24:01 CST 2002

Ron White wrote:
> Taliban prisoners have been given POW status. Al-Queda members have not.

It was my understanding that Bush said he would apply the Geneva
convention to Taliban "detainees" but not to Al-Queda members.  But in
neither case would they be classified as POW's because that would allow
them to limit their responses to questioning.  So he's still waffling
and pretty much completely disregarding international law.

Not that I'm surprised.


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