215. 2/17/1987

From a New York Times article on February 17, 1987: ” ‘President [Ronald] Reagan has faced more important but probably no tougher decisions than whether to seek ratification of revisions to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. If he said yes, that would improve protection for prisoners of war and civilians in wartime, but at the price of new legal protection for guerrillas and possible terrorists. He decided to say no, a judgment that deserves support.’ ”

 – Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown, Page 561

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