The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, June 13, 2008

I'd forgotten how POWERFUL this is...

I was over at Astute Bloggers, having been sucked into wasting my time in the comments section debating ridiculous legal nuances some lefty student selectively chose from my cross-posted catharsis last night about this court decision, when he made the mistake of bringing up the topic of the Geneva Conventions, which caused me to recall something I had read a few years back, which (perhaps better than anything I have read before or since) clearly makes the argument for why the actual TEXT of the Geneva Conventions--notwithstanding today's Marxist-elitist selective-memory interpretation thereof--actually SPECIFIES that it only is to be applied to uniformed personnel. An inconvenient fact that most of the ACLU Marxists overlook in citing it, and which ought to have had bearing on the Gitmo case, had it been tried by a majority of Justices understanding their role in our Government, under the written Constitution and all legal precedent.

Game over. Because, rather than wasting anymore of my precious time or anger fencing about minutia with this "expert" (probably a law student on break from Obama HQ...)--I went and found what I had read before and simply linked it there, after rereading the two-part piece.

It was so good, so spot on, that I wanted to bring attention to it again here, for anyone who has not had the pleasure.

So, without further adieu, and if you are so inclined, here again is the great Bill Whittle: Sanctuary-Part 1 and Sanctuary-Part 2. Applicable to the horrible miscarriage of our Constitution yesterday, and as relevant today as when it was written in 2005, taking into account the dramatic differences on the ground since the success of the surge. (Enjoy!)

The kid has already sniped back, twice, but after reading and posting links to Whittle's work, I no longer feel compelled to get down in the mud and "wrestle the pig" anymore (i.e. " both get dirty and the pig likes it."), nor to bother further with his sorry excuses for nuanced legalese nitpicking, when the overall premise goes unchallenged. Let him snipe away. No more windmill charging, because of Whittle.

Mission Accomplished--because there is no refuting Sanctuary. (Thanks, Bill.)
DiscerningTexan, 6/13/2008 02:05:00 PM |