"The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. To redefine [the Geneva Conventions'] Common Article 3 would add to those doubts. Furthermore, it would put our own troops at risk." -- Former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin Powell, adding his voice to those who say that George W. Bush's plans for the treatment of detainees would set a dangerous precedent that could be used later against American soldiers.
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.