coaledsweat wrote:I wasn't aware that Al Quida had signed the Geneva Convention, if they didn't, why would you afford them it's benefits?
Because we are civilized, honorable men & they are savages. We are the "Good Guys" (at least we used to be & now will be again)
coaledsweat wrote:Isn't it an agreement between participants?
Not at all. It is an international treaty agreed to by all civilized nations to treat prisoners humanely....Not dependent on how they treat us.
coaledsweat wrote:War is something you need to win if you want to talk to your grandchildren. Most of our parents generation knows all about that.
War, like any other endeavor of mankind, has rules which are commonly agreed too. Violate those rules & you are no better than vicious, wild animals. You don't have to become an animal to defeat them.
coaledsweat wrote:We have bailed the rest of the world out twice now, and wrote it off. Today our friends (like the French, who only can tolerate us when they are at war with someone else) around the world are looking down on us
Only because we have recently lowered ourselves o the level of our savage enemies. Thankfully, that has now stopped & we will regain the world's respect.....& our own self-respect!