5,427. 10/15/2003

Chief of the Office of Legal Counsel Jack “Goldsmith’s opinion that Geneva’s rules covered all Iraqis also had the effect of heightening the legal peril for those involved in killing [prisoner Manadel al-] Jamadi. His ruling was issued in mid-October [2003]. Jamadi was killed less than a month later, after the new ruling was in effect. Under the clear new legal order, anything short of ‘humane’ treatment of Iraqi prisoners was unlawful. …Within a week of Goldsmith’s opinion, the Central Command’s General [Ricardo] Sanchez revised his interrogation policy, removing several of the harshest techniques.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 265-266

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