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Today’s Lead Wapo Editorial

nicely illustrates what I’ve found so despicable about that editorial page’s campaign to tie the Iraqi prisoner abuse to the administration’s interpretation of the Geneva Conventions. White House counsel Alberto Gonzales is said to have shown “contempt for the rule of law” by disagreeing with the Post’s views of the law. Never mind that passages of Gonzales’s memo quoted by the Post show that he was quite mindful of the danger of abuse rather than contemptuously dismissive of that danger.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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