Friday, June 13, 2008

Guantanamo and Common Sense

“Under our system of separation of powers, the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of whether a statute is Constitutional. I respect the Supreme Court’s role, but I strongly disagree with its decision today. Enemies of the United States committed to attacking America and killing Americans who have been captured on the battlefield and designated alien enemy combatants are entitled to the protections afforded by the Geneva Convention, not the Constitution. The Supreme Court’s decision changes that and does so in a way that will only increase the burdens and responsibilities placed on our brave men and women in the military. The Supreme Court’s decision fails, in a dramatic way, to appreciate that we are at war and that our enemies are relentless in their pursuit of our destruction. Let us not forget that at least 30 prisoners that have been released have already returned to the battlefield."
-Senator Joe Lieberman

3 comments:

MWest said...

This was a news story that slipped by me this past week. If this is saying that people captured as terrorists have the same rights as us then it's absolutely insane. How could educated people make such a ludicrous decision?

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Yep, the prisoners can now take their case to a federal judge who will decide if they are being held "legally" or not. Of course the judge has no security clearance so he/she will have no idea what sort of threat the prisoner actually poses.

twest said...

Even Chief Justice Roberts wrote a scathing review of the decision. I say load these "combatants" in a large cargo plane and the crew bails somewhere over Atlantic....