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February 22, 2007

Clowntime Is Back: John McCain's First Act As President? Shut Down Gitmo

The camp X-Ray jihadist prison there, he means. But who knows? Maybe he wants to give the whole base to the Cubans while he's at it.

He's troubled by the "symbolism" of Gitmo. Some of us are more troubled by the reality of jihad.

As Bryan Preston points out, there's a reason they're held at Gitmo and not Leavenworth -- Gitmo is outside the jurisdiction of US judges determined to impose the rules of criminal law on warfighting and thus make warfighting impossible. Similar to how a dopey law professor argues assassinating enemy nuclear scientists and heads of state is illegal, and calls Instapundit "fascist" and "extremist" for suggesting such a course.

They tried to make warfare "illegal" once, after WWI. Didn't really work. So now they're trying to make it illegal not by making war itself illegal, but by declaring that virtually every single action taken in war is illegal or forbidden by the Constitution. Oh, they're not so extreme or pacifist to outright claim it's illegal for America to defend herself; that wouldn't play in Peoria. Instead, they'll just try to make every single specific incidence of warmaking illegal, killing war itself by a thousand cuts.

Well, of course, that won't actually stop war; it'll just make make America stop fighting wars. But isn't that what's really important? After all, doesn't America, with some assistance from its toady state Israel, start all wars anyway?

If not through actual belligerent action, then via globalism or its "culturally hegemonistic aggression" or, you know, whatever.

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