Monday, June 07, 2004

"Pentagon Report Set Framework for Use of Torture"

A comment received by Brad DeLong on the WSJ article on the importance of the Geneva Conventions and similar protections:

Here is a joke that may make you think again (it's a well-known joke that people who has lived under dictatorship appreciate):

A zebra saw a fox that was running like mad in the forecast. The zebra ran after the fox and asked why he was running like that. The fox shouted, without stopping, "Didn't you hear? The king of the forecast has given an order that all rabbits will be spayed!" The zebra was confused, "but why are you running? you are surely not a rabbit." The fox was running even faster and the zebra barely caught his answer: "by the time they figured that out, it would be too late!!"

Posted by pat at June 7, 2004 12:49 PM

Here is a guide to the Geneva Conventions.
UPDATE: You can read the Pentagon report here.

UPDATE: Aunt Nina did a great job on the Ashcroft testimony yesterday.