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View Diary: A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for human rights and terror victims (32 comments)

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    Seems they are applying one rule here and another elsewhere.  

    Why should civil action be excluded from being tried, but war crimes against the US not be excluded?

    By their argument here should those war crimes only be tried in the sovereign nation or territory they occurred then.

    The examples I'm getting at are John Walker Lindh, and Anwar al-Awlaki.  

    Yes they have separate statues for those types of crimes, but my question would be why? Why should they be treated differently?   Just because one is during a war we are involved in?  That is not justification for the difference in treatment.

    This is the SCOTUS bending the law to suit politics, not Justice.

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