Thursday, June 12, 2008

Be very afraid

War criminals now have the same rights as American citizens according to a Supreme Court ruling today. From Michelle Malkin

Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia warns that the ruling “will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed” and concludes “The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today. I dissent.”

Chief Justice John Roberts says the rule of law and the American people have lost out–and with this ruling, we “lose a bit more control over the conduct of this Nation’s foreign policy to unelected, politically unaccountable judges."


It seems absurd to apply criminal law to unlawful combatants captured during hostilities abroad. Will they require a Miranda reading, too? Do we have to bring the soldiers and Marines who captured them to the trial? In our 232-year history, when have we ever allowed that kind of access to enemy combatants not captured inside the US itself?
Cross Posted at Sister Toldjah
"Habeas Corpus has never, ever been applied in this manner in the history of the country. Our Founding Fathers would disown the lot of us as unworthy of the country they left us."
This quote came from a comment by Severian from Sister Toldjah's site. Nice one, Severian.

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