Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Case for Summary Justice

Islamo-Fascist Terrorists being held in Guantanamo are one step closer to being set free. The President, and several of our elected leaders, have decided closing the detention facility is an important thing to do.

The jihadis being held in Guantanamo are not subject to protection under the Geneva Convention. They were enemy combatants, captured on the battlefield, without uniforms. The Geneva Convention does not state that individuals in the above circumstances be treated as prisoners of war. They could have been (and still could be) executed on the spot, without trial or "appeals process." But we are a civilized nation, and we value intelligence that will help us win the war. Hence the detention of these illegal enemy combatants at Guantanamo.

Keeping the facility open may not be the right thing to do. But transferring them to Ft. Leavenworth or anywhere else inside the U.S. is a terrible idea. It will afford them rights just as real as the rights we want to grant to illegal aliens. Better to execute them all.

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