• From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 12:26:29 -0400

Robert: Roosevelt, who clearly wanted them dead, insisted on trial by a military tribunal.

Eric: And why did FDR clearly want them dead? Because we were at war. Just as we are at war today.

Robert: As things stand now, one who is designated an enemy combatant, can be tried only by a 'special tribunal,' in which various rules of evidence are suspended, and there is no right of habeus corpus.

Eric: The correct term is "unlawful enemy combatant," which I omitted in my first post and corrected in my second. An "enemy combatant" per se is subject to Geneva Convention rules.

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