It’s been a long time coming, but I’m done defending Bush, even on foreign policy.
High-Value Detainees Will Be Given Prisoner-of-War Status
ABC News has learned that President Bush will announce that high-value detainees now being held at secret CIA prisons will be transferred to the Department of Defense and granted protections under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. It will be the first time the Administration publicly acknowledges the existence of the prisons.
Until now, the U.S. government has not officially acknowledged the existence of CIA prisons.
The Bush administration has come under harsh criticism for its handling of detainees captured in the U.S.-led military campaign to root out al Qaeda terror cells abroad.
Many detainees have been given the legal status of “enemy combatant,” which includes both lawful enemy combatants and unlawful enemy combatants.
This is a slap in the face of everyone that has defended not only the prisoner policy, but the war in general.
Why the hell have we been defending NOT giving them POW status all this time?
You know why Bush’s numbers are so low? Because he reverses himself and makes his biggest supporters look like fools.
We’ve been defending the policy that they are not POWs and therefore not covered under these treaties;
Now that Bush has flip-flopped on this, what is our motivation for defending any of his policies since he is just as apt to flip-flop as a limp noodle liberal?
If this was a Democrat doing this, we’d be attacking him for comprimising our national security – and anyone that denies that we wouldn’t is diluted.
No doubt there will be many other blog entries like this as this blows up.