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GOP Lawmakers: Tsarnaev is a “Good Candidate for Enemy Combatant Status”

Nationaljester Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 4:14 PM
I believe that Obama signed an Executive Order giving him the authority to designate American Citizens as enemy combatants. It is possible that the only legal method of execution will be by Drone.

So what’s next for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? President Obama declared the Boston Marathon bombings an “act of terrorism” but seems keen on granting Tsarnaev a civilian criminal trial. Others, including Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain think he should be held as a potential enemy combatant, which would deny him a court-appointed attorney, among other rights, under the ‘law of war’. The case for the former, via Ken Klukowski:

 According to reports, Tsarnaev became a U.S. citizen in Sept. 2012. He was captured on U.S. soil by federal law enforcement officers (not military). This was not a battlefield setting,...