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It seems only America’s enemies are above the law. Take the GITMO detainees for example. They are receiving treatment far above that specified by international law. In fact, their current conditions are tantamount to those of legitimate combatant POWs. I have in front of me a letter reply from Sen. John McCain stating that he has “called on the Bush administration to create a system of fast and fair trials for those detained at GTMO.” Never mind they are not prisoners as a result of being accused of a civil crime but detained as part of a military operation to prevent them from returning to, and re-enforcing, the enemy. Never mind they are illegal combatants who meet not a single one of the four requirements for legitimate combatant status according to the Geneva Convention, and are essentially “highway robbers or pirates” unaccountable to any legitimate authority. Never mind they were caught waging private war, which is illegal.
The issue is the same as civil law enforcement: compliance is directly proportional to enforcement. No enforcement equals no compliance, and no compliance in war means more indiscriminant non-combatant death and destruction.p>But none of this matters to McCain and other liberals. All they can see is “holding ourselves to higher ethical standards.” How noble. br> — Gordon Paravano br> Arizona /p>
Thank you for publishing this important article. It is amazingly arrogant on the part of the New York Times that they would decide to publish such information. It, once again, begs the question about their seemingly endless motive to embarrass the Bush administration.p>In any case, I urge you not to let this issue drop. Those responsible need to be held to account for their treasonous actions. br> — Charles W. Faust br> San Ramon, California /p> p> I am waiting with bated breath for the DOJ to bring criminal charges and better yet charges of espionage against the New York Times
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?