|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, June 13, 2004
write a letter to a newspaper without firing a single neuron?
The United States has and does follow the Geneva Convention, when it captures soldiers from countries which have also signed that agreement. One could consider rough treatment of captured Al-Qaida prisoners as having an intended consequence of demonstrating that everyone should abide by the Geneva Convention. (Though I doubt the Bush Administration has that in mind, and anyway the treatment of captured jihadists is far from harsh.)
Of course Al-Qaida does not follow the Geneva Convention, and does not capture soldiers at all, except when it needs raw material for a decapitation snuff movie.