Chief of the Office of Legal Counsel Jack “Goldsmith’s opinion that Geneva’s rules covered all Iraqis also had the effect of heightening the legal peril for those involved in killing [prisoner Manadel al-] Jamadi. His ruling was issued in mid-October [2003]. Jamadi was killed less than a month later, after the new ruling was in effect. Under the clear new legal order, anything short of ‘humane’ treatment of Iraqi prisoners was unlawful. …Within a week of Goldsmith’s opinion, the Central Command’s General [Ricardo] Sanchez revised his interrogation policy, removing several of the harshest techniques.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 265-266