Thursday, July 13, 2006

Summary executions, oh my!

Ramesh Ponnuru and Mark Shea seem to be concerned about "the killing of enemy combatants who are in the process of surrendering or in prisons" talked about by Michael Ledeen. I would also be concerned if this happened either before determining the potential intelligence value of, or, if after wasting the effort of taking those without value into captivity. Summary executions, fully in keeping with the Geneva Conventions for enemy combatants, should occur promptly in the theater of operations. Those held for their intelligence value should be, again in keeping with the Geneva Conventions, be held for the duration of the conflict or until their execution upon the end of their usefulness.

The Corner on National Review Online has the comments and link.


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