Would you like to define "illegal combatants"?<quoted text>
We should have had the same SOFA that Bush had originally signed with Iraq. But Obama wanted to do anything to get out of Iraq so HE put in demands he knew the Iraqis would not approve.
Obama has lied about anything he has done so I will not accept his word on anything unless I see it in writing.
Oh, Iraq WAS better two years ago than it is today and better than under Saddamn Hussein.. Joe Biden was right (for once), we should have supported an independent Kurdistan but Turkey did not want that.
Almost ll the GITMO detainees should be executed as illegal combatants. Just look what happened to the Somali pirates. It was not because of the U.S. they stopped by because of the Russians! All pirates, and illegal combatants, should receive a summary military tribunal IAW the Geneva accords and .... executed. End problem!!!
That is the only thing these people understand.
Are you reffering to civilians who take up arms to defend their neighborhoods?(Pretty sure that is real close to the "Bush" reinvention of the term)
Or, to borrow your other example with the soilders who switched uniforms... seems like crybaby justice to me. I mean... it is war, and if you aren't cheating... you aren't trying hard enough.
And how do pirates fit in at all? I was not aware they had uniforms.
Seems like a bullshit loophole term to me... The words just scream "We just made this shit up."
What makes a combatant illegal?
Do you need proper paperwork to resist the U.S.?