"Like many Americans, I've long held the view that the courts in this country have become an unelected legislature, accountable to no one save the editorial boards of the Washington Post and the New York Times. This latest decision - that non-US citizens held by our military on foreign soil - have rights in U.S. courts, and cannot be held against the will of some unelected federal judge, is offensive to the plain sense of the people.
Consequently, when I am President, when an enemy combatant is captured and held on foreign soil, I will ignore any U.S. court rulings on their disposition, and will handle them in accord with policies enacted by the Congress, and Congress alone. Were we to capture Osama Bin Laden, it would be irresponsible of me to risk his release by a Federal court system which has, unfortunately, demonstrated that it cares more about the rights of foreign combatants than the safety of U. S. citizens."
This issue, and this issue alone, is all McCain needs to win. Obama would have to engage, because the left would see any challenge to Supreme Court preeminence as a threat too vital to ignore. We'd get to see Obama try and use his fancy Harvard Law education to convince NYC firemen how important it is that Osama Bin Laden and his lawyers get a crack at the Federal courts. Good luck with that, Barak!
McCain could use this issue to beat Obama like a rented mule.