||The_Count 05:57 pm MST 12/30/06|
|In reply to:||re: Yawn... - Max 05:42 pm MST 12/30/06|
There is nothing wrong in being an idealist. I was one at one time myself, I think it was the Pleistocine Era but I'm not positive. However, when the designers of the Constitution wrote it, they never could forsee the type of monsters roaming the world stage as we have today from Hitler to Ted Bundy and as a result I revel in the irony that they received the same "due process" they earned by what they did to their victims. Sure, in a perfect world these scum would get a "fair" trial (whatever that may be) but we don't and must savor the tiny successes we do have. May Saddam rot with the rest of the Muslim irritants (I won't call them terrorists because they don't terrorize me, only irritate me) who have thankfully blown themselves up. If only they would all do so.
I do whole heartedly agree with your take on the Military Commissions Act.
> Perhaps I am just of an idealist mindset but I believe, as
> the Constitution of my country states, that all human
> beings have natural rights including due process of law
> and that no person ought to be deprived of such rights.
> Thus, just as much as I disagree with Saddam’s trial I
> disagree with "what some poor suckers go through in an
> Islamic Sharia court of law in that region." I also
> believe that ones action cannot be used in an effort to
> negate his right to due process, hence just because
> someone deprived a person of his rights does not mean that
> that person can be deprived of his own rights.
> Interestingly the Military Commissions Act signed by Lord
> Bush in October allows for evidence to be obtained by a
> person who tortured other people even though it disallows
> torture of other detainees. The absurdity of disregarding
> due process in Saddam’s trial is manifest.
> > > Saddam's trial, like Nuremberg, sets an ugly
> > > precedent for permissible judicial practices.
> > I don't see the judical process that Saddam went through
> > any worse than what some poor suckers go through in an
> > Islamic Sharia court of law in that region.
> > At the end of the day, we all know he was guilty, so we
> > could all do this little dance called 'due process' but it
> > wouldn't change a damn thing.
> > Pud
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