Especially with snarks like "any literate person should understand this", when as Stuart Benjamin at Volokh Conspiracy notes, "Bloggers (and others) can continue to say that the language of Common Article 3 simply cannot be read to apply to Al Qaeda. But not a single member of the Supreme Court agrees." Not "the activist Supreme Court majority", but all eight Justices, including Thomas. In fact, Thomas makes a specific point of this:
"[T]he Court, ... adopts its own, admittedly plausible, reading of Common Article 3."(Emphasis, of course, mine.)
Now, tell me again how I --- and all eight Justices --- are illiterate?