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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Al Qaeda detainees have a right to medical privacy??? 
So says the International Red Cross!

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The International Committee of the Red Cross said in a confidential report last July that the detainees' medical files were open to all. The report said that was unethical and that it diminished the medical care given the detainees, because it discouraged them from seeking medical attention as they knew the information would be shared with interrogators.


I'm sorry, but there's a lot of smart people who aren't wholly convinced that Roe v. Wade is sound legal reasoning even within the United States. And I know damn well that HIPAA standards don't apply outside the U.S. and its territories.

We need to provide quality medical care to everyone in U.S. custody, no question. But a prisoner of war has no right to expect medical privacy. If he wants to withhold medical information to keep it from interrogators, then that's his decision.

Unlike the ICRC, us grownups have a war to win.

Splash, out

Jason

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