Monday, March 27, 2006

Scalia reasoning

Newsweek said Scalia was challenged by an audience member in Switzerland about whether Guantanamo Bay detainees have protection under the Geneva or human rights conventions.

Scalia replied: "If he was captured by my army on a battlefield, that is where he belongs. I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son, and I'm not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it's crazy," Newsweek reported.


MT said...

Presumably as a religious traditionalist he's for enslaving the captures, as Babylon did to the Israelites. I personally don't understand why we don't have those Gitmo guys making license plates or something. Maybe make 'em pedal bicycle generators to light a few floors in Manhattan. And jeeze let the men and women sleep together. We want this project to be sustainable. The next generation is bound to be less fractious, and it's not as if they'll be of any less intelligence value.

helmut said...

Nice. Actually, what the full article suggests - though not explicitly - is doubt about Scalia's "impartiality" as the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case comes before the Supreme Court.