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goal.Problem:The U.S. does not recognize any legitimate authority with whom it is at war in this "war." There is no one with whom to negotiate a peace. The U.S. claims a right to kill in self-defense: our own safety is the ONLY goal we recognize. The "war" on terror has no FINALITY (no goal that counts as
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achievement of our action), so the suspension of human rights is a PERMANENT suspension of rights. But Just War Theory gives us no justification for this. IN OTHER WORDS, The war model presumes GUILT of those who would harm us: we acknowledge their right to attack us, and in response we can harm them without due process (unless they surrender, after which we cannot harm them or punish them -- we can only confine them until the war ends). The law model presumes INNOCENCE. We deny their right to attack us, but we also acknowledge that we cannot harm them unless we have used due process to establish their guilt. If we do not use due process, we cannot confine them. Since the war model suspends articles 4, 5, and 6 of the Bill of Rights while the law model upholds them, we cannot combine the two models in a justified way.
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