5,428. 10/15/2003

Regarding the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governed the duties of an occupying power and the treatment of civilians and whether or not it protected Iraqi terrorists, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Jack Goldsmith said: “Near the end of my first week on the job [mid-October 2003], the lawyers around the government reached a consensus: the convention protected all Iraqis, including those who were members of al Qaeda or any other terrorist group, but not al Qaeda terrorists from foreign countries who entered Iraq after the occupation began.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Jack Goldsmith, The Terror Presidency, Page 40

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