Detainees To Get Geneva Rights

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About time. Tony Snow seems to think this is “not really a reversal of policy,” as the detainees were already being treated humanely! (And will the switch apply to prisoners being held in secret, in black sites? And how will we ever know?) Bush, meanwhile, is in for “a long, hot summer” if he expects Congress to retain the military tribunals. Congress excercising its check and balance function: How about that? On Bush’s desire to keep the tribunals in some slightly altered form, Sen. Joe Biden said, “I find it difficult for us to buy in to the notion that let’s just trust the president’s judgment. God love him, his judgment has been terrible.”

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