From what I understand from many of Rick's commenters, statements like this are proof that he's "gone soft":
There are many who dismiss the suicides of the three detainees at Guantanamo with a kind of “good riddance” wave of the hand, a casual shrug of the shoulders denoting indifference to the fate of those who, if given half a chance, would kill us all.
But it is by no means clear that those detainees and the others being held there pose that kind of threat. And the reason we aren’t sure – sure enough to have a clear conscience as we lock them away for the rest of their lives – is because of the unconscionable foot dragging by the Administration on determining exactly what rights the prisoners will be granted before US courts.
Much as we loathe the men who have sworn to kill us all, we simply must come to grips with the idea that if we aren’t able to kill them on the battlefield, they must be granted some of the rights guaranteed by international law and our own constitution. To do any less cheapens our entire justice system. It isn’t a question of loving the terrorist. It is a question of loving liberty and the blessings granted by a constitution that recognizes value in every individual and equality before the law.Respect for the constitution, loving liberty and recognizing equality before the law are not evidence of "softness." They're evidence of "American-ness."
Update: Allahpundit at Hot Air "basically agrees" with Moran and provides some good linkage. Gribbit at Stop the ACLU takes some time off from gaybashing to not surprisingly disagree. Surprisingly, he makes a good point about the increasingly annoying ACLU.