posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 03:17 PM
You might base your arguments on the Geneva Conventions that everyone is so fond of quoting. If you read them carefully, they apply only and solely to
uniformed members of recognized military forces. They do *not* apply to "insurgents". That's why spies (who, pretty much by definition, don't wear
uniforms or distinguishing badges) can be executed if captured, but prisoners of war cannot (without some other legal basis).
Don't allow "Constitutional Rights" or the "Bill of Rights" to get pulled into the debate, either. Neither the Constitution nor the Bill apply to
"insurgents" or to Prisoners of War. They are legal protections extended to U.S. citizens, which may, at the pleasure of the government, be granted
to other, non-citizens...but the government is not under any legal or moral obligations to make such an extension.