3,305. 1/18/2002

“On January 18, 2002, the President [Bush] decided that neither al Qaeda nor Taliban fighters would receive POW [prisoner of war] status under the Geneva Conventions. According to a leaked State Department memo, Secretary of State Colin Powell asked President Bush to reconsider this decision. Powell wanted not just the Taliban covered, but al Qaeda too.”

 – John Yoo, War By Other Means, Page 39

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