The NRO Editors tear apart Fourth Circuit’s decision to remove Al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kalah al-Marri from detention as an enemy combatant in the war on terror. The key graph:

By their lights, even 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta wasn’t a combatant. Despite his enlistment in an organization waging war on America that had trained him and sent him here, he was just a civilian.

Was it BDS? The two judges who ruled for Al Qaeda were:

Diana Gribbon Motz, a Clinton appointee, and Roger Gregory, an unsuccessful Clinton appointee renominated by President Bush in a good-will gesture to Democrats

Democrats reflexively oppose anything Bush does in the War on Terror. That is a symptom of BDS. By their lights, Al Qaeda cell members on US soil get all the rights of US citizens. FDR, JFK and Joe Lieberman must be so ashamed of what the Democtatic party has become.

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