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5/17/2004

Yahoo! News - Retreat on rules for wartime dishonors core U.S. values

Yahoo! News - Retreat on rules for wartime dishonors core U.S. values

USA Today has a solid editorial on the background of the Geneva Conventions and on the importance of revitalizing them.

The same people that laud American exceptionalism, that embrace it as Truth rather than a quixotic characteristic, undermine it with their every action. Fidelity to the Geneva conventions is a broadly held belief in America. Unfortunately, the Bush administration, and its right-wing fellow travellers, have demonstrated that it is not a deeply held belief.

 

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