The Bushies abuse the English language again:
Saddam Hussein has been designated an EPW, not a POW, the Pentagon clarified yesterday.
The enemy prisoner of war designation, cited by Pentagon spokeswoman Megan Grafton, may be used by the feds to get around the prisoner of war protections the U.S. agreed to when it signed the 1948 Geneva Convention, a legal expert said.
"I've never heard the term EPW used," said Michael Noone, a retired Air Force JAG officer who teaches law at Catholic University. "It's certainly not in the Geneva Conventions." ...
--New York Daily News
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