Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Gonzales Torture Memo Controversy Builds

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AP - Washington, D.C.: Gonzales torture memo controversy builds:

"The Justice Department in 2002 asserted that President Bush's wartime powers superseded anti-torture laws and treaties like the Geneva Conventions. Gonzales, while at the White House, also wrote a memo to President Bush on January 25, 2002, arguing that the war on terrorism 'renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions.'"