The Bush administration announced it is extending Geneva Convention protections to detainees in the war on terrorism. Diane and her guests talk about this shift and other ways the White House might respond to a court decision against its policies, and to criticism from Congress and European allies.


  • Douglas W. Kmiec Professor of constitutional law and Caruso family chair in constitutional law at Pepperdine University
  • David Cole Professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable". Previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free," and "Terrorism and the Constitution."
  • Bruce Fein Former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
  • John Dean Legal counsel to President Nixon during Watergate and author of "Blind Ambition," "Lost Honor," "The Rehnquist Choice," "Warren G. Harding," "Worse Than Watergate," and "Conservatives Without Conscience."
  • Dick Thornburgh Former U.S. Attorney General

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