Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A war against transnational terrorists

Andrew McCarthy says we need a national security court

to deal with the unique legal challenges of a war against transnational terrorists. If anything, the need is more urgent now than ever. No matter what the future of counterterrorism is, though, there needs to be congressional buy-in. President Bush could never deliver that: Democrats were too determined to smear for political purposes the strategies they abruptly embraced once they were accountable for the nation’s security. But President Obama could do it — he could deliver plenty of Democrats. Together with the strong Republican support that is guaranteed, we could very quickly have an enduring, constitutionally sound counterterrorism framework.

The problem? That would require leadership from President Obama.

Read more here: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340225/problems-white-paper-andrew-c-mccarthy

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