Article 3

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
Cliff May Unedited Interview Pt. 1
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I found a link to this (unedited) interview thanks to reddit. (Note that the interview is in three parts, and the above is merely part one.) It bugs me that Cliff May misrepresents Article 3 of the Geneva Convention repeatedly, and that the usually sharp Stewart does not call him on it. This is one case where a “real” news reporter might have done a better job.

In case you don’t want to bother reading Article 3 (it’s not long), the punchline is that it prohibits noncombatants and POWs from being tortured, humiliated, or degraded. It doesn’t say anything about using the kinds of interrogation techniques we used on, say, Nazi prisoners in WWII.