The Geneva Convention is much in the news these days, mostly because Donald Rumsfeld and Tommy Franks are accusing Iraq of contravening some aspect of it.
The Convention is actually a set of the following related treaties:
- Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
- Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea
- Treatment of Prisoners of War
- Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
My previous experience with The Geneva Convention was limited entirely to its application to Colonel Hogan and his wacky bunch of heros on Hogan’s Heros (warning: website plays theme song automatically; may be annoying).
If you read through The Geneva Convention you will realize that Iraq has done nothing wrong. What people are failing to realize is who is capturing the U.S. Solders.