Tuesday, February 12, 2008

 

Al Qaeda Leaders Charged

They should be summarily executed rather than tried

John Hinderacker comments:
I'm not particularly happy about this. The "defendants" will have a right to counsel, enjoy a presumption of innocence and can appeal their convictions all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. This strikes me as another step in the transformation of a military campaign into a law enforcement effort. If these terrorists have exhausted their usefulness as sources of intelligence, the course most consistent with military history would be to shoot them. We are far down the path of giving lawyers priority over soldiers in fighting the war against the jihadists.
Sadly, he's right.

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