Who is the Real Enemy of the State?
You might be an enemy combatant if . . . Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) says so. This sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. The potential political misuse of the arbitrary “enemy combatant” status has been discussed here on many threads albeit usually in the form of using Executive abuse to illustrate that danger while Graham’s cavalier “suggestion” is clearly from the Legislative branch. In comments made by phone to the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin on Friday, April 19, Senator Graham said of the Boston bombers:
‘They were radicalized somewhere, somehow.’ Regardless of whether they are international or ‘homegrown,’ he said, ‘This is Exhibit A of why the homeland is the battlefield.’ Recalling Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster, Graham noted that he took to the Senate floor specifically to object to Rand’s notion that ‘America is not the battlefield.’ Graham said to me, ‘It’s a battlefield because the terrorists think it is.’ Referring to Boston, he observed, ‘Here is what we’re up against,’ and added, ‘It sure would be nice to have a drone up there [to track the suspect.]‘ He also slammed the president’s policy of ‘leading from behind and criminalizing war.’” That was not the end of Graham’s disturbing posturing.
Continuing his fear mongering rush to throw the Constitution under the bus, Graham took to Twitter.
If captured, I hope Administration will at least consider holding the Boston suspect as enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes. — Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 19, 2013“ So he can be what, Lindsey? What’s that word . . . entrenched evasion . . . no, no . . .
If the #Boston suspect has ties to overseas terror organizations he could be treasure trove ofinformation [sic]. — Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 19, 2013“ Enhanced interrogation! That’s it. Most sane and ethical people still call that torture. Which is still against Federal law under 18 USC § 2340, § 2340A and § 2340B, and is in direct violation of the Constitution’s 8th Amendment. Ironically enough . . .
The last thing we may want to do is read Boston suspect Miranda Rights telling him to ‘remain silent.’ — Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 19, 2013“ But we’ll be coming back to this, however, this does not mitigate the enormously hilarious blather you say next, Senator.
The Obama Administration needs to be contemplating these issues and should not rush into a bad decision. — Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 19, 2013“ Do you mean bad decisions like ignoring and violating the Constitution and Federal law, foregoing prosecution of domestic war criminals, and aiding and abetting said war criminals escape justice after the fact, Senator? Or are you talking more “mundane” bad decisions like letting you use the phone or Twitter without a minder to keep you from putting your feet in your mouth? Bad decisions seem to be Washington’s stock and trade in the post-9/11 pre- (some might say “post-”) martial law America. He was joined in his anti-Constitutional posturing by New York State Senator Greg Ball (R) who twitted when he tweeted on Twitter:
So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives? — Greg Ball (@ball4ny) April 20, 2013“ Charming. Senator Graham’s Constitutionally bellicose comments and State Senator Ball’s quite frankly abhorrent and inhumane comments are Exhibit A illustrating the war against your Constitutional rights going on in Washington and in other realms of American politics. This “War on Your Freedoms” (c) ™ is openly being prosecuted by the ever expanding and unitary Executive with the aid of the Legislature. Under the NDAA (the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, specifically § 1021 )
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