More on Torture , The Geneva Conventions, And The Alberto Gonzalez Hearings
Senator Cornyn of Texas, sitting next to Judge Gonzalez, holds up a copy of-- you guessed it! -- the Geneva Conventions.
Jonah Goldberg analyzes the Alberto Gonzales hearings in Townhall.com. An excerpt:
Few issues are as easily resolved as the trumped-up nonsense the Democrats are purveying about Gonzalez. The Geneva Conventions intended to set up the rules of war. (Whether that is possible is a question for another time.) To benefit from the rules of war, those who engage in war must abide by the rules. This is not difficult.
An example from World War II: One of the rules of war is that combatants, to be considered soldiers who benefit from the rules, must wear the uniform of their country. During the
Apply this to Al-Qaida. Do they follow any rules at all? Just what is the uniform of Al-Quaida? And what nation do they represent?
I could rant on and on, but there is simply no doubt that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to Al-Quaida. Even the Ted Kennedys of the world do not argue otherwise—because they know they can’t!
Despite this fact, the
If you are ambitious enough to want to read all the clap-trap that the Democrats threw at Gonzalez, the entire transcript is here.