Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Holder vs. Miranda?

Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder has asked Congress for a law that will allow terrorist interrogations without informing them of their 'supposed' Miranda rights (foreign combatants, i.e. terrorists, don't have civil rights under US law). He said that investigators needed more flexibility in interrogating suspects than is currently granted under a Miranda exception law, passed by Congress to allow interrogations without the presence of a lawyer in cases where imminent mass casualties were expected.

Holder wants more latitude in getting info from our enemies. On Meet the Press this past Sunday, he stated "We are now dealing with international terrorists, and I think we have to think about modifying the rules that interrogators have and somehow coming up with something that is more consistent with the threat that we face now".


Earth to Dumb Ass ...

Where have you been for the past decade?

Why were you and your far left kook friends savaging President Bush when he tried to do this in the aftermath of 9/11?

This is a prime example of the arrogance of the left. Almost 9 years after 9/11, it has taken their superior brain power to declare that we are actually dealing with terrorists.

On the surface, Holder's request seems to be a step in the right direction. Obama was stung by the backlash he faced when the Christmas bomber was Mirandized, and after the Times Square bomber was Mirandized. It's a political tack back to the center a bit, in order to squash the criticism. The optimist in me hopes that maybe they are waking up and will actually try to protect us. The realist in me looks at their track record so far, and shouts 'PROVE IT'.

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