http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051209/pl_afp/usattacksjusticeicrc_051209211312;_ylt=AmLczct7v8RvmVbweb_6bc7B4FkB;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl" [Broken]WASHINGTON - The United States rejected a fresh call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for full access to terror suspects, saying some of those detained were "exceptional" and posed "unique threats" to US security.
"The Geneva Conventions covers prisoners of war. The people that were being held and that we're talking about are not prisoners of war, so they are not covered by the Geneva Conventions," Adam Ereli, deputy State Department spokesman, told reporters.
"They are Al-Qaeda, they are terrorists," he said. "For a variety of legal reasons and by a variety of legal definitions they do not qualify as prisoners of war."
But he hastened to add that the United States still treated them "consistent with the Geneva Conventions.
"So we're going the extra mile here," he said.
So they're claiming they're not bound to the Geneva convention - but because they're nice guys, they'll still abide by it. But they won't accept any monitoring or accountability - they want to police themselves. And the office of the VP wants to let them do exactly that, as well as be able to torture people without any oversight. But the office of the President assures as, "We do not torture!" So there's no problem.
Why do people in this country vote for chronic liars?
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