‘I Do Believe It Impeaches Him As A Commentator’
Feith just listed what he says is a host of errors of facts in Sands’s book. He says there was no dissent within the Bush administration on the decision that Geneva Conventions protections didn’t apply to Al Qaeda detainees. "I do believe it impeaches him as a commentator," he said with gusto.
But wait, asked Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), what about ex-State Dept. counsel William Howard Taft IV? "I don’t think he said the Geneva Conventions apply to the conflict with Al Qaeda." Former Navy counsel Alberto Mora? "I don’t recall." Colin Powell? "I reviewed my notes" from a critical meeting "and I didn’t see that either." But alleged errors impeach someone else’s standing as a commentator on national security.