Scalia's Got Some 'Splainin' to Do; He's Thinking Backward Again!Quicklink submitted By Len Hart Permalink
|Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland that the Constitution does not protect foreigners held at the U.S. Military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And then he called European criticism of Bush "hypocritical"!
Scalia is wrong and his statements are inconsistent and contradictory. Typically, Scalia's remarks are shot-through with fallacy and quite possibly deliberate distortions. Due Process of Law is not limited to "citizens" of the United States as Scalia would have you believe. Moreover, denial of "Due Process" violates Nuremberg and Geneva treaties to which the United States is bound. Moreover, "Enemy combatant" is a term used arbitrarily by Bush; it is, conveniently for Bush, whatever Bush says it is.
The term may or may not not apply to any one currently held in Guantanamo but if Scalia's assumptive premise is followed to its logical conclusion, we will never know the truth of it.