I’ve talked a lot about how the administration treated our spy, Valerie Plame, but the case of enemy spies at our base in Guantanamo Bay has gotten less coverage than I’d expect. Phil Carter explains how the three spies endangered national security and why the death penalty would be an appropriate punishment for the two that are subject two it. To me, the big question in terms of appropriate punishment is one of intent. If these men acted in the way that they did to thwart our efforts to extract information from our captives (or worse, were collecting information for a foreign government), then a much more severe punishment is in order than if they just felt sympathy for the detainees and tried to help them. Carter’s article was interesting to me because I am more inclined to give the alleged spies the benefit of the doubt, and I appreciate hearing the other side.