recent court decision
on prisoner's at Guantanamo attempt to merge legal and military systems to the benefit of no one but America's
enemies. Sun Tzu teaches that the strategy depends on economic realities. If
the courts insist that every enemy fighting against the US deserve full legal
protection, America's cost of fighting wars will zoom out of control. Not only
will we have to pay the war itself but, if we take prisoners, for prosecuting enemy
combatants but defending them as
well. This will bankrupt the nation and make it impractical to fight wars. As
Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg said in 1963, "The
Constitution is not a suicide pact.
" It is also not a
for the legal profession.