The Washington Monthly
THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS....Jonah Goldberg today:
If Democrats want terrorists to fall under the Geneva Convention let them say so. My guess is most won't, if they're smart.
Well, I'm a Democrat, and I'll say it: anyone we capture on a battlefield should be subject to the minimum standards of decency outlined in the Geneva Conventions. That includes terrorists. It's our way of telling the world that we aren't barbarians; that we believe in minimal standards of human decency even if our enemies don't. It's also a necessary — though not sufficient — requirement for winning this war.
I hope other Democrats are smart enough, decent enough, and dedicated enough to beating terrorism to say so too.
Amen to that.