OK, I'm sure you've heard this today in the news. According to Fox News, Navy SEALS have captured a high profile terrorist and are facing criminal charges because of the way they apprehended the terrorist. Fox News reports, "Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges..." (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576646,00.html?test=latestnews) Ever since Abu Ghraib no torture torture incident, the Military seems to be frightened by what the media will report. Exactly what did these seals do that was so bad? Did they fly planes into buildings? No. Did they bomb a US Navy ship? No. Did they behead the man for the world to see? No. In the apprehension, the terrorist's lip was bloodied. That's right, folks-his lip was bloodied. So, this big strong terrorist got nothing more than a recess-playground wound and now he wants Constitutional rights. All the while, our heroes will be paraded into court to be mocked. Do you think our Commander-in-Chief will come to the rescue? Don't hold your breath. He can't defend the SEALS because he is too busy putting a band-aide on the terrorist's lip and offering him a warm place to spend the night. Now, what are the implications of this?
Firstly, once again we are granting non-US citizens Constitutional rights. The Constitution is designed to instruct how citizens of America and their Government are to interact with each other. No foreign terrorist has any protection/rights under the Constitution. Perhaps this would be more evident if those running the show would actually read the Constitution rather than worry about what focus groups are saying. Why do we keep extending these rights to people who aren't even citizens of our country? The reason is, Congress and the White House care more about what the world thinks of us than they do about standing up for America. If the world is mad at us, then we are obviously in the wrong and must change. What's the point of having a country then?! It is high time America stood up to the rest of the world and tell them that we believe in Liberty and Freedom and if they don't like it, tough. Go run your own country! The world can keep being angry, while their citizens keep immigrating here. Let's kick the UN out of this country. Let's withdraw our membership and get back to the foundational basics that our nation was founded under. When the fire of freedom ignites, no force on earth is powerful enough to put it out!
Secondly, this is a way that the terrorists can infiltrate American military morale. If our soldiers keep getting hauled off to court for protecting this country, terrorists will champion this opportunity. Not only this, soldiers will now think twice about acting out their duty. You may not realize this, but if you think twice in war, it will be the last thought you ever have. It is easy to sit in Washington and think twice - which is why we lost in Vietnam, by the way.
Libs, If you support the troops, then stand up for them. They've stood up for you and have bled and died for you so you could have the freedom to spew your drivel of a particularly inferior grade. But, once all of the soldiers are in jail, who will be left to defend your freedom of speech?