The George W. Bush Administration’s WAR on terror did not produce prisoners of war. It did not produce peace. What it did produce is a shift in ownership of the world’s second greatest oil reserves. Did the George W. Bush War on Terror produce a single POW? It doesn’t look like it. And the below information could be the reason why:
Hague and Geneva Conventions 
[…] Specifically, Chapter II of the Annex to the 1907 Hague Convention covered the treatment of prisoners of war in detail. These were further expanded in the Third Geneva Convention of 1929, and its revision of 1949.
Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention protects captured military personnel, some guerrilla fighters and certain civilians. It applies from the moment a prisoner is captured until he or she is released or repatriated. One of the main provisions of the convention makes it illegal to torture prisoners and states that a prisoner can only be required to give their name, date of birth, rank and service number (if applicable).
However, nations vary in their dedication to following these laws, and historically the treatment of POWs has varied greatly. During the 20th century, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany (towards Russian POW) were notorious for atrocities against prisoners during World War II. The German military used the Soviet Union’s refusal to sign the Geneva Convention as a reason for not providing the necessities of life to Russian POWs; and the Soviets similarly killed Axis prisoners or used them as slave labor. North Korean and North and South Vietnamese forces routinely killed or mistreated prisoners taken during those conflicts.[…]
The neocons did not like the Geneva Conventions’ definition of prisoner of war. The Geneva Conventions ruled out torture so water boarding and penis slicing, mainstays of the neocon’s administration, would be illegal if practiced on prisoners of war(POWs). So, the neocons named their captives detainees. The Geneva Conventions made no hard and fast rules on detainees. “Do gooder” organizations like the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross now seems to be maintaining a “low profile”. Both have tried, mightily, to retain the civilization level that the world had achieved prior to 1980.
It appears that a detainee is not innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. If no court of law is required then the neocons would not need an EVIDENCE ROOM(did Guantanamo have an evidence room?). And since a detainee’s physical body is not protected by the Geneva Conventions, it was and is fair game to the neocon’s interrogation/inquisition teams.
The neocons did go to court with a terror trial. The man they were accusing of being a terrorist admitted that, yes indeed, he was a terrorist. Sounds like an “open and shut case” doesn’t it? But it wasn’t. Listen:
Judge Halts Terror Trial
A federal judge halted the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui yesterday and threatened to remove the death penalty as a possible sentence for the Sept. 11 conspirator after a veteran government aviation lawyer improperly shared testimony and communicated with witnesses.[…]
The output of the neocons’ war on terror cost:
- Three trillion American treasury dollars
- Six thousand American soldiers lives
- Perhaps as many as one hundred thousands Iraqi citizen’s lives
- Color coded terror alerts
- A transfer in ownership of the world’s second largest oil reserves
You know its beginning to look like BIG BUSINESS was the only real benefactor of the War on Terror. That has the smell of 1980 all over it. What do you call a nation’s military going on a mission that only benefits BIG BUSINESS? Does that sound like democracy? Does that sound like fascism? Who owns America’s military? Democracy? Fascism?