I do not think it means what you think it means

Jun 20, 2006

Well, that just about speaks for itself, doesn’t it? I don’t think he actually wants us to treat “unlawful enemy combatants” the same way we treated Nazi POWs and war criminals, because that would mean applying the Geneva Convention and even extending representation to those charged with crimes.

If our readers have any additional nominations for “most idiotic political cartoon of the year”, let us know.

[edited for clarity. Apologies to Mark S.]

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.