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  •  Enemy combatants don't get Due Process. (0+ / 0-)

    Nor are they entitled to all the other processes of American criminal law.

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    by TRPChicago on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:38:47 PM PST

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    •  Says what authority besides George W. Bush? (0+ / 0-)

      Either enemy comabants get due process in US courts or they get due process as prisoners of war.  Until 2001 there were only two operative standards.  Both required due process.

      Any other way of handling it opens up the process to arbitrary decision about who is an enemy combatant and arbitrary decisions (star chambers and kangaroo courts) about the handling.  Which is exactly what the Bush and Obama administrations have wound up doing.  And arbitrary justice is not justice.

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      by TarheelDem on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 08:12:15 PM PST

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    •  And the enemy combatants (0+ / 0-)

      ...from 1865 were restored to full citizenship even after they engaged in domestic terror campaigns.

      50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

      by TarheelDem on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 08:14:41 PM PST

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