For the last few weeks, I have pondered these questions:
- What does it mean to be at war with a terrorist organization?
- Are the distinctions between soldier and civilian sufficient, or does the world need a new category?
These questions were crystallized in my mind by the excellent writing of Adam Liptak in a The New York Times news analysis published June thirteenth of this year. Additionally, the Washington Post published on June twenty-fifth an excellent news analysis of Vice President Cheney office’s behaviors on these questions titled, Pushing the Envelope of Presidential Power. Both pieces are worth reading. Read more