Look it's this simple. The relevant sections of the GC that apply to those in Gitmo do not apply to this guy.
Because he is currently not in US custody.
Until he is, you are free to kill the snot out of him if he is a legitimate target. However if arrested things get complicated.
But in response to your above statement I do have to say you are talking about future desires of government? I see it differently those rights have long came and went since 9/11 and the activation of the patriot act. Those things already happen to American citizens. Great post but we are a little to late to understand it in terms of already established government. We can change direction but only if people like you continue to persist heavily in pointing out the flaws of such ideologies and legislations.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
War is essentially about grabbing land and the things in and on the land.
We have courts of law and swear oaths to tell the truth when giving testimony and evidence in them for a reason -- it lends gravity to the proceedings, and there is a very real penalty for deception.
Politicians and functionaries and bureaucrats lie all the time to save their own ass because quite often there are no palpable consequences for lying if you're not under oath when you do it.
Furthermore, judges are supposed to be non-political referees when it comes to the giving and examining of evidence in a courtroom. When it's the President's men presenting "facts" to the press, there are no such impartial referees.
What could possibly be more American than respecting the lofty ideals upon which this nation was founded, no matter how dirty the deed done to us?