Monday, June 19, 2006

Well, THAT was particularly bad timing, wasn't it?

June 5, 2006:

The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Conventions that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.

June 19, 2006:

An umbrella group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq claimed Monday that it had kidnapped two American soldiers reported missing south of Baghdad, where 8,000 Iraqi and U.S. troops were conducting a massive search.

So ... who's going to be the first dumbass, shameless, arrogant wanker to publicly demand that al-Qaeda respect the treatment of captured prisoners under the GC? Go on ... somebody must have the pre-requisite assholitude to write something that stupid.

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