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Nov. 11th, 2004 | 12:11 pm

Mr. Gonzales was the author of one of the most contentious memorandums to surface in the furor that followed the disclosure of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. In a draft memorandum to Mr. Bush in early 2002, he wrote that the fight against terrorism had rendered the Geneva Conventions "obsolete" in so far as those international accords safeguarded the way people suspected of terrorism should be interrogated. He also wrote that the conventions were "quaint" in that they afforded prisoners privileges like athletic uniforms and commissary rights.

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from: femmephilosophe
date: Nov. 11th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)


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