Monday, May 10, 2010

Here We Go Again

The Obama administration said Sunday it would seek a law allowing investigators to interrogate terrorism suspects without informing them of their rights...


Here is the reality of interrogations with those accused of terrorism:

"Despite the political furor over reading terrorism suspects their Miranda rights, it is not clear that doing so has had a major impact on recent interrogations.

For example, even after Mr. Shahzad was read his rights, he waived them and continued talking. With Mr. Abdulmutallab, who is accused of trying to light a bomb hidden in his undergarments, the pre-Miranda interrogation lasted until he was taken into surgery for the burns he suffered. Afterward, he did not resume cooperating and was also read his Miranda rights, although the sequence of events is uncertain. Relatives later persuaded him to start talking again."

If the goal of terrorists is to change the way that Americans live, they are succeeding. We continue to give up our liberties and gain no advantage in return. Holder's statements are nothing more than politics as Democrats no longer want to appear to be soft on defense or terrorism.

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