This may just be some of my innate libertarianism speaking, but President Bush said that extending the Geneva Convention rights to suspected terrorists would hinder the war on terror.
If the people we’re holding are terrorists, we should expose them and try them in our courts and put them in our jails. President Bush says we should bring them to justice. We let murderers and rapists go free because their own individual rights are violated in the ensuing investigation. It gives no sense of revenge to the victims, but it is one of the base points of our justice system. I don’t feel sorry for terrorists, of course not, but if we want them to face justice, shouldn’t we make them face justice?
If we are indeed holding war criminals, should we not formally declare war? We have a war on drugs, but should we imprison all suspected drug users until we win the war on drugs?
Again, if they’re terrorists, put them in jail forever, but I want to know. Even Republicans are starting to cross the aisle on this issue.
Do we want vindication and revenge, or do we want justice? I’m not entirely sure which is right, but do we even know where that line is anymore?
War criminal rights…would hinder the…war…
I feel like someone already thought of that…