3,325. 1/28/2002

“In a [January 28] 2002 interview, Clinton Justice Department official and future attorney general in the Obama administration Eric Holder said [regarding captured enemy combatants], ‘It seems to me that given the way in which they have conducted themselves…they are not, in fact, people entitled to the protection of the Geneva Convention [sic]. They are not prisoners of war. If, for instance, [9/11 hijacker] Muhammed Atta had survived the attack on the World Trade Center, would we now be calling him a prisoner of war? I think not. Should [suspected terrorist] Zacharias Moussaoui be called a prisoner of war? Again, I think not.’ ”

 – Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown, Page 561

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