I discuss the McCain-Graham-Warner proposal on military tribunals. I think that the 2004 op-ed by Andrew McCarthy in Commentary magazine provides sufficient reason to oppose their approach and to instead support the President.
I must emphasize that I think that Senators McCain, Graham, and Warner are acting sincerely and with the best of intentions. But good intentions and a dollar will get you a Whopper Junior. They do not mean to place our intelligence gathering at risk, but that is the inevitable result.
Sadly, to deal with terrorism, we have reached a point where we don't have good options. We are at a point where we've got to decide what we want to live with after we win the war. That's how it is. War is an ugly thing - in a way, former Secretary of State Colin Powell is correct to call it bad policy. But there are things far worse than war. Appeasing the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez are two such things.