i think the referring to terrorists and enemy combatants as "criminals" is what got us into this in the first place.
define due process. are you talking about constitutional due process?
kill them all and let god sort them out? that would be a solution. beats reading them their rights and trying them in US courts.
Would you prefer a system that condones the authorities to abuse those who are in their custody
are we redefining abuse, as we redefined torture?
Criminal, terrorist, detainee, torture, abuse, rough interrogation, due process - all just words. If someone put handcuffs on my brother and then hit him I think the word I would use for that is wrong
, and I wouldn't like it, and personally I believe in that whole "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" thing.
I imagine the seal lost his temper - because he's human - and then allegedly
(because I also believe in innocence until proven guilty) he broke the rules. He should have the opportunity to plea his case before the proper authority, and he should have the right to counsel. If he is guilty he should be
responsible for his actions. If he is innocent he should be exonerated.
I think that abuse and torture and due process have already been defined by international laws which our country is obligated to follow because of treaties which we are a party to. Which we agreed to without coercion. So do we or don't we believe in the rule of law?