Tigerhawk, commenting on the release of 17 Al-Qaeda types from Gitmo into the United States:
The incentives here are insane: If our soldiers take prisoners on the battlefield without collecting evidence against them sufficient to win a conviction in a criminal court, and if those prisoners come from countries that might mistreat them (that is, virtually every country we would fight in a war), we risk having to release them into the United States.
Obviously, we should just stop taking prisoners.
Yes, that would solve all kinds of sticky legal problems. Plus, it would leave big piles of dead terrorists.