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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

This explains a lot

Dafydd over at Big Lizards presents a "thought process" that's been running around in certain circles:
The Democratic version of the GWOT is actually just the WOT, because it is decidely not "global;" I'll call it the DemoWOT. On a nutshell, the DemoWOT understanding is that:

* We were attacked on 9/11 by a criminal organization named al-Qaeda;
* Al-Qaeda consists of a handful of people: bin Laden, Zawahiri, Mullah Omar, and just a few other associates;
* Our primary duty is to round up the masterminds of al-Qaeda, arrest them, and put them on trial;
* Because they're international "criminals," they must be tried by an international body: the International Court of Justice (World Court) at the Hague, Belgium's War Crimes Law, or the International Criminal Court (also at the Hague but distinct from the World Court);
* If found guilty, the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks should be imprisoned, perhaps for life, but not given the death penalty -- because that would "make us no better than they are;"
* Once they have been brought to justice,we can all go home, because the war on terrorism will be over.

We can party like it's (still) 1999!
To me, this explains a lot. Lots more good it all HERE.

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