White House: Detainees entitled to Geneva Convention protections
Lawmakers to draft legislation in response to high court decision
Tuesday, July 11, 2006; Posted: 1:24 p.m. EDT (17:24 GMT)
WASHINGTON(AP) — The Bush administration, called to account by Congress after the Supreme Court blocked military tribunals, said Tuesday that all detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in all other U.S. military custody around the world are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions.
(Now, if we can just get the high court to admit spying on Americans without warrants is equally illegal, we’ll be in business again.)