Sunday, October 19, 2003

The US is finally accepting its Geneva Convention obligations

They've filed charges against eight marine reservists in connection with the mistreatment of Iraqi POWs. It's alleged that several prisoners were beaten, with one later dying of his injuries. The charges include assault, maltreatment, and negligent homicide.

It's good to see the US taking its obligations under the Geneva Convention seriously. Now if only they'd apply them to those held in Guantanamo as well...