Monday, March 22, 2010
This article from the Los Angeles Times illustrates just how stupid the Obama administration's policy on detainees really is. Oh, the LAT does its best to dance around the issue, but its clear to anyone reading that the Obama administration has no adult policy makers whatsoever.
Without a location outside the United States for sending prisoners, the administration must resort to turning the suspects over to foreign governments, bringing them to the U.S. or even killing them.
In one case last year, U.S. special operations forces killed an Al Qaeda-linked suspect named Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in a helicopter attack in southern Somalia rather than trying to capture him, a U.S. official said. Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.
This is stupid on two levels. One - we give up the idea of obtaining useful intelligence because of the idiotic policy's consequences. Two - how is it more moral to kill people we could capture profitably?
Robin 1:45 PM