Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Enemy-Combatant Attack on Freedom (Jacob Hornberger)

Jacob Hornberger on the tyrannical "enemy combatant" doctrine and why ending it is perhaps the most important prerequisite to restoring liberty:

Since an attack on Iran could result in heightened “war-on-terrorism” emergencies here in the United States, this would be a good time to review the issue of “enemy combatants,” especially as the concept applies to American citizens. To analyze the critical importance of the “enemy-combatant” doctrine, we will examine the cases of two people who were incarcerated as “enemy combatants” – José Padilla, an American citizen, and Ali al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar. Both were taken into custody on American soil, labeled “enemy combatants,” and incarcerated by the U.S. military.

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