14 February 2009

Can't Gitmo Satisfaction

Hey, Omar... I hope you haven't packed your bags just yet...
Have we “promised to treat them like the German General Staff?” an apparent reference to the high command officers prosecuted at the 1940s Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. “I don’t think we have,” Justice Antonin Scalia told a recent legal conference in Ottawa.

“War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil courts. Give me a break.”