5,692. 3/19/2004

"The [Bush] administration's claim set forth in a previously secret March 19, 2004, draft DOJ [Department of Justice] memo prepared by [Chief of the Office of Legal Counsel] Jack L. Goldsmith recognizes that everyone lawfully in Iraq is a protected person under the Geneva Conventions but argues that 'protected persons,' such as Iraqi nationals, can be transferred 'from Iraq to another country to facilitate interrogation, for a brief but not indefinite period,' and that persons who are not lawfully in Iraq can be denied protections and transferred to facilitate coercive interrogation."

 – Jordan J. Paust, Beyond the Law, 18

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