GOOD NEWS. The Bush administration plans to start following the Geneva Conventions. I expect conservatives everywhere who've written on this in the past to now denounce the President for his evil, appeasing ways. Today's laugh-or-cry moment: "Unlike four years ago . . . the debate now seems certain to include the views of the military�s most senior uniformed lawyers, whose objections were brushed aside earlier." Asking the military's lawyers about the legality of military policies -- what a crazy idea. I can't believe it only took them four years to come up with it.

UPDATE: Hm . . . Spencer Ackerman isn't buying it -- the term "sick joke" comes up. Apparently, the CIA will still be free to abuse prisoners as it sees fit in sites all the world 'round.

--Matthew Yglesias

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