Skip to comments.Obama’s Attorney General: Terrorists Not Protected by Geneva Convention
Posted on 11/23/2008 2:54:09 PM PST by Winged Hussar
The Democrats have bleated for years about the detention of illegal combatants at Guantanamo, while the Left and the "international community" have demanded that captured terrorists be treated as prisoners of war. We read in the November 22-23 Wall Street Journal (page A13) that Barack Obama's selected Attorney General, Eric Holder, agrees with us that terrorists are not uniformed combatants who are entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention. Per an interview on CNN in January 2002,
It seems to me that given the way in which they have conducted themselves, however, that they are not, in fact, people entitled to the protection of the Geneva Convention. They are not prisoners of war. If, for instance, Mohammed Atta had survived the attack on the World Trade Center, would we now be calling him a prisoner of war? I think not. Should Zacarias Moussaoui be called a prisoner of war? Again, I think not.
(Excerpt) Read more at israpundit.com ...
Good. Maybe now we can win the war.
Not as easy as you thought it would be, eh, Mr. Obama?
My great aunt use to hang Eric Holder from a hook on her bathroom door. Back then he was a rubber bag with a hose and nozzle.
Reality bites :)
That’s just gross.
Bwhahahahahaha! The Daily Kooks and DUmmies are deeply saddened...
That was then .. this is now ... I don’t believe any of these rats.
Now that they are in power they are going to have to start acting like adults. They’re going to find out that its a lot easier to be a critic then it is to govern.
I’m not cutting Obama or any of his minions any slack at all.
Any idea of Holder’s views, for example, on the 2nd Amendment?
Maybe he listened to Mukasey’s speech last week.
Interrogate them, give them a summary court and award a punishment. They should then be shot by a firing squad or hung. Ditto for pirates. The West has lost its will, and we and our children’s children will pay the price in blood.
Hey WH, Check out the headlines:
You don’t want to know. Think ban.
Do you think he can figure out that combatants are held till the end of war?
OT: Did you see what MSNBC ‘found’?
As someone once said, mom, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. We saw the fruits of this just recently with the election of a skinny marxist.
In a month or two Holder will completely reverse himself and parrot the Democratic party—and McCain—position on this issue.
Gee, I can’t believe that Eric Holder actually got a legal question right!
2002? I’ll bet he’s CHANGED his mind bye now.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.