A few points I haven’t seen amid all of the discussion of the supremely stupid Supreme Court decision regarding the detention of non-lawful combatants: If we have to give them all the rights of an American citizen, we’ll either either not take them prisoner, leaving them either free to commit more acts of violence, or dead “while resisting arrest,” or we won’t even admit to taking prisoners and who knows what will happen to them then.

Guantanamo was the best solution because it already afforded them more rights than they were due as a result of their terrorist actions, while keeping Americans safe. All this decision did was assert a false to judicial supremacy while endangering American lives, which used to be the primary concern of the government.