Just Murder Them All, Innocent And Guilty

How does anyone react to this kind of sentiment:

Step (1): Return all Gitmo detainees to Yemen.

Step (2): Use Predator missiles to strike the baggage-claim area 20 minutes after they arrive.

Just an idea.

As Greenwald notes, even the Bush administration conceded that around half of the "worst of the worst" Yemeni prisoners at Gitmo were completely innocent of any charges and imprisoned by mistake. Maybe some have been radicalized by years of Gitmo imprisonment. But the answer to that is not to ensure that this kind of mistake does not happen again but to kill all the victims of that mistake in a missile strike to incinerate them instantly?

This post appeared in National Review. It was written by someone who was once a defender of human rights, the rule of law and spreading the idea of democracy. Now he endorses rounding up even innocent prisoners and murdering them all in one spot as a "bipartisan" proposal for the US.

This is a neo-fascist sentiment. And it is a function of surrendering to barbarism, not fighting it.