The whole essence of humanitarian work and the Geneva Convention is that neutral, impartial organisations can operate during war.
Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention.
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E. P. Thompson
If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?
A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
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I have never read a line of Walt Whitman.
I have never read 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'
I've never read an ebook. Print every time.
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Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality.
In 1980, I watched my first Republican convention with my grandfather.
Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
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Israel does not start wars.
I'm not a 'Star Wars' geek.
Wars are begun by frightened men.
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It's wrong to kill.
It's a sin to swear.
It's tough being me.
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