Mark Danner, at The New York Review Of Books, finds answers (to the question in the above headline, posed by President Bush in reference to language in the Geneva Conventions, during a September 2006 press conference) in The International Committee of the Red Cross’s February 2007 “[Confidential] Report on the Treatment of Fourteen ‘High Value Detainees’ in CIA Custody.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.