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Frank Gardner (4)

Thursday 24th January 2008

He excelled himself tonight with a report on the BBC's main evening TV news (10pm) which was nothing more than a PR film for the US armed forces: fluff about how they are being trained in Alaska to survive if they are separated from their unit, etc. (This is news? ...)

A soldier was wheeled on to say that "this is different from Vietnam: in the Global War on Terrorism that we're in now, we're fighting people who haven't signed the Geneva conventions".

Those would presumably be the conventions that Bush's former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales famously described as "quaint".

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