3,365. 2/7/2002

“Bush signed an action memorandum dated Feb. 7, 2002, addressed to Vice President Dick Cheney, which denied baseline protections to al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners under the Third Geneva Convention. That memo, according to a recently released bipartisan report issued by the Senate Armed Services Committee, opened the door to ‘considering aggressive techniques,’ which were then developed with the complicity of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Bush’s National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and other senior Bush officials.”

 – Jason Leopold, “Gonzales Memo Advised Bush How to Avoid War Crimes Charges,” PubRecord.org, June 13, 2009

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