A Major Turnaround on Guant--namo Bay

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After last week's Supreme Court decision on inmates at Guant--namo Bay, White House spokesman Tony Snow said today, "We want to get it right." He released a Defense Department memo saying that terrorist suspects are entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions. As the Bush White House was reversing its stand, the Senate Judiciary Committee was taking its own look at last week's decision. Meantime, the horrors of the war in Iraq continue with release of a videotape on Islamic web sites purporting to show the mutilated bodies of two American soldiers kidnapped and killed last month south of Baghdad. At least 47 more people were killed in bombings and shootings around the country. The increased violence is creating an average of 90 new widows a day in Iraq. We update a Senate committee debate on what the rules ought to be for the treatment and trials of suspects in the war on terror and hear about the plight of Iraqi widows and the chance of help from Iraq's new laws and police forces amid sectarian differences.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Indian Commuter Trains Bombed During Rush Hour
    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is India's financial capital and one of its major cities. Today, its commuter rail network was hit with seven bombs in rapid succession. The latest death toll is 147, with more than 439 injured. India's major cities are on high alert and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is placing the blame on "terrorists." Anuj Chopra reports for the Christian Science Monitor in southern India.

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American Forces Information Service on memo underscoring humane treatment of detainees

Geneva Conventions

Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on ---Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Establishing a Constitutional Process'

Sevastopulo's article about change in US policy on military detainees

Moore's article on police abuses in Iraq

Chopra's article on India's train bombings



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