Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 | Keith Taylor’s rambling discourse, “A Weak Argument for the Muzzle,” refers to The Military Commissions Act of 2006 as “outrageous and dumb.” Taylor fails to recognize the absurdity of terrorist groups (and their supporters) invoking the Geneva Conventions for protection. Those conventions do not apply to unlawful combatants. The Military Commission Act recognizes that fact, and provides the means to deal with these types of outrageous combatants who violate every recognized law of war. The “sky is falling” stance and hand wringing by Taylor over a perceived loss of rights is ridiculous.
The real threats to our rights come from the fanatics who would take away everything we have, including our lives.
Taylor reminds me of the concerned do-gooder who steps over the bloodied crime victim to get to the mugger, fervently worried the poor mugger may not be afforded all his rights.