July 9, 2006

TAKE THAT ONE TO THE PEOPLE:

Congress argues the recrafting of terror tribunals: At issue: the extent of fair-trial protections for suspected terrorists (Warren Richey, 7/10/06, The Christian Science Monitor)

Now, on the heels of a US Supreme Court rebuke of Mr. Bush for acting without clear legislative support, the debate is taking place again - this time in the halls of Congress. At issue is to what extent suspected terrorists should be afforded the same fair-trial protections as US soldiers facing prosecution in courts-martial. [...]

Other analysts say that how the United States treats its captured enemies reveals something fundamental about America's character as a nation. They urge that Al Qaeda suspects be granted the same due process protections as American soldiers under the military justice system.


Even the Democrats can't have come so unhinged that they're willing to go to the voters insisting that terrorists be afforded privileges that no prisoners we've ever taken in wartime have received.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2006 6:26 PM
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Still can't believe how far some people are willing to go to undermine Bush. They'd rather sacrifice their loved ones in the next jihadist bomb explosion to prove how incompetent the ChimHitler was. Pathetic.

Posted by: ic at July 9, 2006 6:52 PM

The folks on the left backing court system trials for the Gitmo crew (if they aren't backing just setting them free without trials) really don't believe that their protests against Bush and his anti-terror policies are going to affect them. They either think like the New York Times that he's overhyping the issue and that these guys are a bunch of buffoons who got lucky once, or -- even more delusionally -- that the Islamic fundamentalists don't hate them, but hate the U.S. as represented by folks like George W. Bush, and a simple change of administrations and U.S. policy will solve the problem.

Posted by: John at July 9, 2006 10:37 PM

They are more than crazy enough to do it. Remember, the Civil Libertarians are tools who have lost their masters, grinding away without a guiding hand. And they still have a great deal of influence within the party.

Posted by: Pepys at July 10, 2006 12:27 AM

Interesting that they bring up "other analysts". How do these other analysts differ and why should we pay any attention to what they say.

It reminds me of a saying when I first started working in IT that and "expert" was a guy from out of town. Seems to fit these people well. Dr Pangloss has nothing on this group at all!!

Posted by: dick at July 10, 2006 3:51 PM
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