Friday, May 14, 2004

Wolfowitz on the Geneva Convention

One of the foremost architects of the war in Iraq, Paul Wolfowitz has been quoted as saying that Rumsfeld is wrong and that proceedings at prison camps in Iraq have breeched the laws of the Geneva convention.

Now, Wolfowitz is your prototypical neocon, and I disagree with much of what I've heard coming out of his mouth. But I have to admit this incident reveals how easy it's been easy to villianize him. I applaud him for taking this stand for human rights.

Note to those downplaying what's been going on at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere as "just hazing" (e.g. all the nice folks over at Little Green Footballs): When Paul Wolfowitz describes what's going on as a human rights abuse, you might wanna pay attention.