What the hell is going on in our country?!
The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Conventions that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials.
What’s that one saying about actions speaking louder?
"The rest of the world is completely convinced that we are busy
torturing people," said Oona A. Hathaway, an expert in international
law at Yale Law School and a former law clerk to then-Supreme Court
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. "Whether that is true or not, the fact we
keep refusing to provide these protections in our formal directives
puts a lot of fuel on the fire. It makes people think we are violating
these provisions left and right."