Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Jihadis: Still Only The Second Worst Group Of Scum On Earth

The jihadis might be taking a pounding at the moment, but their allies are doing all it can to try and relieve the pressure.First, there's this:
A top military commander says in a sworn affidavit Canadian troops would have to quit fighting the Taliban if they could not hand prisoners over to Afghan authorities.

Listing a long series of possible embarrassments and defeats, Brigadier-General André Deschamps outlined what he says would be the dire consequences, including losing the war, should a Federal Court judge rule in favour of a request by human-rights groups to issue an injunction banning the transfer of detainees to Afghan prisons because of the risk of torture or abuse.
Hand prisoners taken in Afghanistan over to the Afghans ? Liberals won't hear of it. And so the position of the legal profession is now what it was in the Victorian era: you can't trust the wogs to behave like civilised men.

Of course, this is Canada. Even lawyers shape up when the threat becomes undeniable.

Well, maybe not:
This week the IDF distributed ribbons to its soldiers and officers for their service in the war with Hizbullah in 2006. The ribbons were a source of embarrassment. Soldiers and officers, who like the general public view the war as Israel's greatest military defeat, are loath to pin them on their uniforms.

While the soldiers and general public view the war as a failure, one sector of Israeli society sees the war as a great triumph. For Israel's legal establishment, the war was a great victory. It was a war in which its members asserted their dominance over Israel's political and military leadership.
In so far as the legal profession now openly boasts of its ability inhibit counter-terrorism, could the MSM at least stop presenting these people as disinterested commentators on civil liberty ?

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