Today, a Federal Court ruled that non-US citizens accused of war crimes should not be granted rights typical of an accused criminal. The case was tried in relation to the detention of a foreigner arrested in Afghanistan during the U.S. invasion and occupation of that country.
While, many might argue that war was never formally declared. Others might question the legality of detaining civilians with little or no demonstrated military value. Still others might question the U.S. practice of paying a bountry for any person turned in as a "terrorist" in any Muslim country.
Those are not the real issues. The real issue is - how would you want to be treated. Suppose you find yourself in a third world country. Should you expect to be strip searched if you try to take air travel? Should you expect that you may be arrested without trial? Should you expect that you may be tortured, water boarded, forced to give up the names - accusing them as collaborators?
I am afraid that is exactly what may be happening outside of the protection of courts. Laws and judges are there to provide for the common good. We should not arbitrarily discard the protection the courts provide us - not in this country - and not indirectly in other countries.