As the prelude to disaster often goes, “oh, this can’t end well.”
Not only are terrorist suspects going to have protections under the very Constitution they plot to destroy, but, thanks to the Supreme Court, they’ll also have access to Judge Judy and Geoffrey Fieger:
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.
The justices handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The vote was 5-4, with the court’s liberal justices in the majority.
Good Lord… our own soldiers don’t have access to civilian courts when they’re accused of crimes. Oh well, at least when we’re required to find accused terrorists a “jury of their peers,” there are many congressional Democrats to choose from.
My only questions for liberals who are hailing the Court’s decision are these: Isn’t applying U.S. Constitutional principles to “alleged” terrorists around the world who aren’t U.S. citizens a form of leftist imperialism? How come when President Bush tries to bring our Constitutional principles to non U.S. citizens in other countries he’s a war criminal, but when we force people classified as enemy combatants to live under our Constitution, it’s the right thing to do?
We’ll close with a voice of reason just to try to maintain optimism, which is difficult to do as sleazeball defense attorneys wring their hands and terrorist suspects are preparing for their day in civilian courts, where you just know they’ll end up suing the government for everything from emotional trauma to exposure to second-hand smoke from one of the Gitmo guards:
In dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts criticized his colleagues for striking down what he called “the most generous set of procedural protections ever afforded aliens detained by this country as enemy combatants.”
Thanks for that, Justice Roberts, but I’m afraid we’re dangerously close to “too little too late” now.
People hell-bent on destroying our way of life could be saved by the document that helps make our way of life possible. Rod Serling would love this one.
And The John Adams Project picks up speed.