View Poll Results: Should the Hutaree militia be waterboarded

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Thread: Should the Hutaree militia be waterboarded?

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    Re: Should the Hutaree militia be waterboarded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gander View Post
    Unlawful combatants are not afforded the same consideration as lawful ones.

    Can you show me the specific provision to which you are referring or not?
    Allied troops were waterboarded during WWII and Axis troops were prosecuted for it as a war crime. War crimes cannot be committed against unlawful combatants.

    Regardless, the Geneva Convention is a "low ball" document intended to include countries that are less ethically elevated than the United States. Our own Constitution affords due process to aliens, and that should include unlawful combatants. According to the theory, we're "better" than the Geneva Convention.
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    Re: Should the Hutaree militia be waterboarded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Allied troops were waterboarded during WWII and Axis troops were prosecuted for it as a war crime. War crimes cannot be committed against unlawful combatants.
    Can you show me the specific provision to which you are referring? It shouldn't be that hard to find.

    Regardless, the Geneva Convention is a "low ball" document intended to include countries that are less ethically elevated than the United States. Our own Constitution affords due process to aliens, and that should include unlawful combatants. According to the theory, we're "better" than the Geneva Convention.
    Your characterizations of the laws of war as "low ball" is just asinine. The Geneva Conventions are "the supreme law of the land" according to Article VI of the Constitution. No where in the Fourth or Fifth Amendments are combatants (lawful or unlawful) mentioned or even implied. They are entitled to a "competent tribunal", not Constitutional due process.

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