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Myers said he had fought the good fight before the
President's decision. The sense was, if the President wanted to dismiss Geneva,
what was a mere four-star general to do?
And yet, in his book Myers claims, "Showing respect for the
Geneva Conventions was important to all of us in uniform." Right.
What seems clear is that Myers was well chosen by Rumsfeld as a tall
good-looking blue Air Force suit not likely to stand on principle.
Sadly, none of the uniformed suits summoned the courage to speak out.
On Thursday evening, what Rumsfeld, Mukasey, Fleischer, and
Medved seemed to be saying, in effect, was, "Principle. C'mon! Haven't you
heard? 9/11 changed everything."
I can say that in preparation for attending the session, I
subjected myself to a different sort of torture, reading Rumsfeld's banal memoir
on the train to New York. In case you were wondering, he apparently forgot to
include in his book any mention of the Senate Armed Services Committee report on
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