Saturday, April 20, 2013

Enemy combatant?

Best I've seen, the Boston bomb suspect in custody has been in the U.S since immigrating here. No summer jihad camps.  And he's now a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Ugly as Boston was this week, it makes me nervous when guys like Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) want to embark on the slippery slope of naming American citizens as "enemy combatants" for crimes committed on U.S. soil.

I might take a different view if the suspect wasn't a U.S. citizen. But once we start declaring citizens as combatants on U.S. soil, were does it end?

And I'm doubly wary after seeing how Deval Patrick put Boston and surrounding 'burbs through a resistance test on martial law on Friday.

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