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January 18, 2002 

So America has no problem with the Red Cross visiting the camp in Cuba where it holds the al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners. However, it insists the men are not POWs but illegal combatants and therefore outside the scope of the Geneva Convention. Hmm. Surely anyone fighting in a 'war' against a country is, in that country's view, an illegal combatant. I know I have strong pacifist views, but surely this is too much even for those who don't?

And yet Tony Blair defends it?