Skip to comments.Say “No” to the McCain Amendment
Posted on 11/15/2005 6:10:03 AM PST by mal
Terrorists do not just flout the laws of war. They turn them into an offensive weapon. When they are not killing civilians, they are hiding among them. When they are not blowing up civilian infrastructure whether hotels, office buildings, or houses of worship they are using them as weapons depots, meeting halls, and war rooms.
American soldiers are sitting ducks in an urban guerrilla war. They follow the laws of war. They wear uniforms and carry their weapons openly. Thus the terrorist enemy knows exactly whom to kill. And he kills in stealth. These enemies are not the Nazis. They are not coming at our guys donned in military array, or in tanks festooned with swastikas. They look exactly like the people our troops are trying to protect. They murder by sneaking up close. They murder by improvised explosive devices hidden in soda cans, or bushes, or cars, or on the booby-trapped bodies of the dead.
We don't know who they are or from which way they come. This is not a traditional foe. We can't conquer his territory. He doesn't have one. He's a nomad who trains in secret then sets up shop among innocents only long enough to kill. We can only desperately seek him out. We can only hope to kill or capture him before he uses the honor of true soldiers against them before he converts to his advantage their moment's hesitation, borne of dedication to a code that war is to be fought between warriors, not by opening fire on non-combatants
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Good post, and good food for thought.
America does not torture her prisoners of war and never has though the MSM and Democrats would have you believe otherwise - the Abu Ghraib fiasco/dumb stunts, is about as close as we ever come to "torture". Club Gitmo is the luxury prison of all prisons just to make the liberals happy, a bad mistake with unintended consequences.
I think the best plan is an order to our military - TAKE NO PRISONERS!
Mc Pain continues his assault on his own country, hoping to pick up the votes of Islamists, the press and the left wing loonies that love him.
Nice article by Andrew McCarthy. You can go to
and look up all the violations these people McCain wants to protect are committing for yourself. And lets not forget they are not a party to agreements. Here is a short list of some of the things they are doing that I almost posted yesterday.
They are not in a uniform
Attacking civilians and civilian targets
These savages don't deserve Geneva protections. McCain should be ashamed of himself.
A better plan: Allow no cameras in military lockups. Period.
I'm in favor of a amendment against torture, as long as it's agreed to and signed by both sides. We'll do what you do and vis versa.
"The first thing our guys are told is don't get captured. They know that if captured they will be tortured and beheaded on the internet. Zarqawi openly offers bounties for anyone who brings him a live American serviceman. This motivates the criminal element who otherwise don't give a shit about the war. A lot of the beheading victims were actually kidnapped by common criminals and sold to Zarqawi. As such, for our guys, every fight is to the death. Surrender is not an option."
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