Building on the right’s hysteria following the failed Christmas day terror attempt, National Review Online’s Cliff May proposes a “bipartisan” solution to dealing with the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay: Kill them. The right wing has a long history of fondness for torture and the use of extra-legal (and ineffective) measures to hold suspected terrorists, but May takes these notions to their logical end with his simple proposal:
Step (1): Return all Gitmo detainees to Yemen.
Step (2): Use Predator missiles to strike the baggage-claim area 20 minutes after they arrive.
Just an idea.
Of course, assassination of this nature is illegal under international law and two Executive Orders, but May ignores the law and the American ideal of treating prisoners humanely in order to make what appears to be a joke. (HT: Media Matters)