The Tony Snow press conference, going on now, is really a classic of our age. You should flip it on if you’re near a TV. It’s Tony Snow going back and forth with, I think, David Gregory, with Snow arguing that they’re not gutting article 3 of the Geneva Convention. It’s just no one has defined it before. It’s just no one has realized there was a problem over the last 59 years until the Bush White House realized we were all flying blind.
Now at 2:43, it’s getting better. The problem hadn’t occurred to anyone before because, says Snow, the issue ‘hadn’t come up’ before. In other words, we hadn’t really been in the torture business until now. So there wasn’t as pressing a need to lawyer the Geneva Convention. Fascinating.