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  •  If you're referring to me as the OP then (0+ / 0-)

    you'd be wrong.  I served as an infantryman in the US Army for six years.  

    In any case, Rumsfeld v. Hamdi was not a military court case, and is not relevant to this argument.  And yes, I'm fine with female commanders not having the ability to overturn a court ruling.  And I didn't ever advocate a "separate justice system for one type of crime."  You'll note that I capitalized the word "any."

    "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

    by Apost8 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:31:53 PM PDT

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    •  6 years (0+ / 0-)

      yet somehow you never grasped that only commanders can punish?

      Do you think the District Attorney imposes punishment in civilian cases?  He/she doesn't.  A judge does.  Why?  Because that is what the Constitution says.  The Constitution gives two people the power to restrict the liberty of another citizen - a judge and a military commander.  Want someone else to do it, amend the constitution.  BTW - a judge can set aside a conviction in a civilian case just like a commander can set aside a military case.

      Hamdi was represented by a military lawyer.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:29:46 PM PDT

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