16 September 2006

Protecting them from whom?

Ex-Donkey reports on an interesting exchange

On a related note, NBC's David Gregory got into it again yesterday with Tony Snow, prodding the White House Press Secretary over the President's attempt to clarify provisions in the Geneva Convention.

On the Imus In The Morning radio show this morning, the host asked David Gregory about his questions to Snow. Gregory raised concerns that the President is trying to redefine the torture guidelines of the Convention. Imus asked, "So what?"

Gregory responded that if the U.S. did this it might set a precedent for other countries to do the same. "Which countries?" asked Imus.

The White House Corresponded responded (and I'm paraphrasing here) that there is concern about a war with Iran, for example.

Imus (who loves Gregory) asked him point blank: "Do you think that if we got into a war with Iran, and if they captured some of our soldiers that Iran would comply with the provisions of the Geneva Convention? What are you, an idiot?"

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