Now, it looks like the Bush Administration has lost its bid to throw out the Geneva Conventions:
The Pentagon has acknowledged for the first time that all detainees held by the U.S. military are covered by an article of the Geneva Conventions that bars inhumane treatment, according to a memo made public on Tuesday.So, we've spent the last 5 years abusing human rights in order to gain what? Nothing. The policy is overturned because it has been shown to be both useless and illegal. How much damage has been done to the reputation of the United States by this utter incompetence in executing foreign policy? Could Osama bin Laden have asked for more? I doubt it.
How about this?
McConnell, R-Ky., the second-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, said the 5-3 court decision "means that American servicemen potentially could be accused of war crimes."This sad excuse for a human being is upset because American servicemen might be accused of war crimes. He's not concerned about whether war crimes occurred, but whether they might be accused even if they're guilty. Senator, some American servicemen are guilty of war crimes, and they should be dealt with as war criminals. To fail to do so, would bring dishonor to all American servicemen. Are American war criminals exempt from accountability? You don't have to be a foreigner to be sickened by politicians like McConnell.
"I think Congress is going to want to deal with that," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He called the ruling "very disturbing."