Gitmo and The Geneva Convention

This post is to seek guidance and provoke discussion concerning the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and the application of the Geneva Convention.

It is my understanding of the Geneva Convention that it only applies to prisoners of war who meet certain criteria, such as wear a uniform, fight for a particular country, etc. If that is true then everyone who is screaming about the prisoners at Gitmo and the Geneva Convention need to pipe down because it would not apply to them.

I also do not believe that what is going on at Guantanamo Bay constitutes torture. It is perfectly acceptable, in my opinion, for them to make the prisoners "uncomfortable" if it means that we can get information that will allow us to save American lives. It seems that too many in this country are concerned about the terrorists and prisoners instead of being concerned about the brave men and women fighting to protect our country.

Posted by Nathan Melton at June 15, 2005 1:02 PM