DOS Cable re: President Bush Making a Decision on the Legal Status of the Guantanamo Detainees

DOS Cable re: President Bush Making a Decision on the Legal Status of the Guantanamo Detainees. The cable also mentions Sec. of Def. meeting with UK Def. minister Hoon, and a British TV show called "The American Embassy".

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Thursday, February 7, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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(U) FEBRUARY 6 1830

2.
(U) ALL: REGRETS FOR MISSING OVER A WEEK IN WRITING
THESE. LOTS TO COVER.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD
DATE/CASE ID: 10 NOV 2004 200303827 DOS-002031

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3.
(C) WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT A PRESIDENTIAL DECISION
ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF DETAINEES (APPLICABILITY OF GENEVA
CONVENTIONS) IS IMMINENT. I DON'T KNOW HOW IT IS GOING TO
COME OUT. L IS ORGANIZED TO GET OUT AN ALDAC AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.I B1

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SECRETARY RUMSFELD

ITO MEET'WITH MINISTER
OF DEFENCE GEOFF HOON\

I NOON CANCELLED HIS TRIP.
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5. (S) SOME OF YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN A VERY INTERESTING
CABLE (ANKARA 1231) REPORTING ON'

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7. (SBU) NEW CODELS: DURING THE FEBRUARY RECESS, A NEW
BATCH OF CODELS ARE HEADED OUR WAY:

SAXTON 2/15-25 RUSSIA, GERMANY
BEREUTER 2/16-26 BELGIUM, FRANCE, UK
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(NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY/BAPG)
GOODLATTE 2/15-25 RUSSIA/BELGIUM/GERMANY

(INTERNET/VISA FRAUD)
CHRIS SMITH 2/15-25 ITALY/AUSTRIA
SENSENBRENNER 2/16-22 BELGIUM/GERMANY/SAUDI ARABIA

(PPT/VISA FRAUD)
ROEMER 2/17-22 GERMANY/RUSSIA (TERRORISM)
INOUYE 2/18-20 (TENT.) UZBEKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN

HYDE 2/8-14 UZBEKISTAN/AFGHAN/PAKISTAN/
BAHRAIN/OMAN/SAUDI ARABIA

8. (U) GLAM FS? ON MARCH 11, FOX NETWORK PREMIERS THE
NEW SITCOM "THE AMERICAN EMBASSY." IT FOLLOWS THE
ADVENTURES OF FSO EMMA BRODY, ON HER FIRST TOUR AT THE
CONSULATE AT EMBASSY LONDON. EMBASSY LONDON OF COURSE IS
WELL AWARE OF THE SERIES AS THE PRODUCERS AND CAST SPENT
MONTHS WITH THEM DURING THE TAPING OF THE PILOT AND THE
INITIAL RUN OF 6 SHOWS, THEY BUILT A REPLICA OF THE
CONSULAR SECTION ON A LONDON SOUNDSTAGE IN SEARCH OP "WEST
WING" REALISM. THE BREATHLESS FOX RELEASE DESCRIBES THE
PLOT OF THE PILOT AS FOLLOWS:
"EMMA, PLAYED BY FILM AND BROADWAY ACTRESS ARIJA BAREIKIS

("DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO," "THE LAST NIGHT OF
BALLYHOO"), LEAVES FRIENDS, FAMILY AND EVEN HER OWN
COUNTRY BEHIND TO TAKE A JOB AS A VICE CONSUL AT THE
UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN LONDON.
DURING EMMA'S FIRST WEEK, SHE CONTENDS WITH A HOST OF
UNIQUE CHARACTERS AND UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT TEST HER
COURAGE, CONFIDENCE AND PERSONAL CONVICTIONS. AS IF
TRYING TO BRIDGE THE CULTURAL GAP WASN'T ENOUGH, EMMA

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BECOMES EMBROILED IN A LOVE TRIANGLE WITH TWO BRITISH
LORDS AND A CIA AGENT (DAVID CUBBIT).
AT WORK, EMMA OFTEN FUMBLES IN FRONT OF HER BOSS, THE
FAST-TALKING CONSUL GENERAL ELQUE POLK (JONATHAN ADAMS).
HOWEVER, SHE RECEIVES ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE DEPUTY CHIEF
JANET WESTERMAN (HELEN CAREY), AND LAUGHS FROM VICE CONSUL
CARMEN JONES (DAVENIA MCFADDEN). HER NEW ABODE IS ALSO AN

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ADJUSTMENT AS SHE LEARNS TO DEAL WITH HER ROOMMATE LIZ
SHOOP (REIKO AYLESWORTH) AND A CROSS-DRESSING NEXT-DOOR
NEIGHBOR, GARY FORBUSH (MICHAEL CERVERIS). EMMA'S SELF
DOUBTS AND ANXIETIES SPRING TO CONSCIOUSNESS IN HER DAILY
E-MAILS TO HER SISTER. JULES BACK HOME."

JUST LIKE A DAY AT THE OFFICE?

9.
(U) THE SECRETARY ROCKS... MEANWHILE, THE SECRETARY
WILL BE DOING A "TAPE TO LIVE" CALL-IN SHOW ON MTV ON
FEBRUARY 14, ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WAR ON
TERRORISM AND RELATED ANXIETIES OF YOUNGSTERS WORLDWIDE.
WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS SUPPOSED TO RUN.

10.
(U) OPERATION FINGAL: YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT WHEN WE
FOUND THE ISAF WEBSITE, IT TOLD US THAT THE BRITISH HAD

GIVEN ISAF DEPLOYMENT THE MILITARY NAME OF "OPERATION

FINGAL." SEVERAL OF'MY MORE ERUDITE READERS (IN THE

BRITISH ISLES, OF COURSE) EMAILED TO SAY THAT FINGAL WAS

ORIGINALLY FINN MACCUMHAIL, A SCOTTISH CHIEFTAIN WHO CAME

ACROSS THE WATERS TO ASSIST THE IRISH. THERE IS ALSO

FINGAL'S CAVE, A ROCK CAVE ON THE ISLAND OF STAFFA OFF THE

COAST OF SCOTLAND THAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR

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MEDELSSOHN'S "HEBRIDEAN OVERTURE." NOT BAD, A MILITARY

OP WITH ITS OWN THEME SONG! BEST, C

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.
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