Sunday, May 31, 2009

... we have taken steps that have violated the Geneva Convention....

OMG, General Petraeus acknowledges what we and the whole world know but the Beltway keeps trying to deny or ignore.

Q: So is sending this signal that we're not going to use these kind of techniques anymore, what kind of impact does that have on people who do us harm in the field that you operate in?

PETRAEUS: Well, actually what I would ask is, does that not take away from our enemies a tool which again they've beaten us around the head and shoulders in the court of public opinion. When we have taken steps that have violated the Geneva Convention, we rightly have been criticized, and so as we move forward, I think it's important to again live our values, to live the agreements that we have made in the international justice arena, and to practice those.
h/t to BarbinMD

Can we start the flipping war crimes trials now? Please?

--the BB

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