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McConnell: Who Gave the Christmas Day Bomber the Right to Remain Silent?
Weekly Standard ^ | 1/21/2010 | Stephen Hayes

Posted on 01/21/2010 9:37:37 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is pressing the Obama administration on questions about the handling of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas Day bomber, and makes some news in the process. McConnell notes that several top national security officials offered disturbing testimony yesterday on Capitol Hill about the decisionmaking process on Abdulmutallab -- or why there wasn't one. This leads McConnell to seek answers to "several troubling questions."

First, why were Miranda rights given to the obvious terrorist after only a brief session of questioning, which predictably ended his cooperation?

Second, at what level of authority was this decision taken to treat him as a criminal defendant instead of an unlawful enemy combatant? Who made this decision?

I asked this question last night of John Brennan, the President’s senior counterterrorism adviser, three times and he refused to answer. I think that the Senate is entitled to know precisely who authorized this.

A year ago the President decided to revise the Nation’s interrogation policies, and to restrict the CIA’s ability to question terrorists. The administration created a High Value Detainee Interrogation Group to question terrorists. Why wasn’t his group brought in once this terrorist was taken into custody?

Americans need to know these answers. (snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; christmasdaybomber; mcconnell; nationalsecurityfail
Maybe McConnell is listening more to Senator DeMint.
1 posted on 01/21/2010 9:37:38 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

WOW did Mitch find his testicles!?


2 posted on 01/21/2010 9:38:53 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Servant of the Cross
I asked this question last night of John Brennan

Brennan shouldn't be there anyway. It was his company that breached passport files of the candidates during the campaign. The media promptly forgot about it when Obozo hired him.
3 posted on 01/21/2010 9:40:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

In typical O fashion, no one knew anything at yesterday’s hearing.

Nappy knew nothing, nor did anyone else on the panel.

Evidently crotch bomber simply materialized into the criminal justice division all by himself.


4 posted on 01/21/2010 9:40:46 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Carley

we need to know who the actual person was that did the Mirandizing and publish it every time.


5 posted on 01/21/2010 9:42:43 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’d have thought the FBI would know better and would have checked with the Bummer admin to be sure this prisoner was where they wanted him to be.

But again maybe there were standing orders from Bummer to do just this in this kind of situation so they cynically went right ahead.


6 posted on 01/21/2010 9:43:11 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! The media dutifully publish the drivel produced by the WH spin machine that always descibes senior intelligence advisor John Brennan as “the highly qualified John Brennan”

Dennis Blair sounded a trufle nonplussed yesterday, his earpiece must have failed and he did not hear the answers he was being fed by Axelrod et al

Eric Holder is being protected at any cost


7 posted on 01/21/2010 9:45:10 AM PST by silverleaf (In college George Bush got C's - Obama probably failed "lunch")
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To: US Navy Vet

I think they may have dropped on Tuesday night (his nuts, that is).

This is going to be interesting, seeing Brown’s effect on old-timers.


8 posted on 01/21/2010 9:47:54 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: silverleaf
Eric Holder is being protected at any cost

Who made the decision to Mirandize the crotch bomber, Mitch?

Eric Holder, that's who.

9 posted on 01/21/2010 9:48:50 AM PST by mojito
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To: Servant of the Cross

Clearly it was Eric Holder!
And we know damn well that he both advised Obama of his course of action AND received approval!


10 posted on 01/21/2010 9:48:55 AM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: silverleaf

I liked the part where McConnell asked one of the people being questioned why nobody has lost their job yet when there are definitely unexcused failures.

The respondent claimed changes were being made.

McConnell said that was not good enough. Somebody needs to lose their job.


11 posted on 01/21/2010 9:50:00 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

BTTT


12 posted on 01/21/2010 9:51:19 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Probably the Romulus, MI Police Department.


13 posted on 01/21/2010 9:52:40 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: gibtx2

Absolutely. We need to know his/her name.


14 posted on 01/21/2010 10:00:52 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Cyber Liberty
Probably the Romulus, MI Police Department.

Yea, and I think his name is Carmine Lorenzo ....

"You are in my little pond now, and I am the big fish that runs it."

15 posted on 01/21/2010 10:01:13 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cyber Liberty
First, why were Miranda rights given to the obvious terrorist after only a brief session of questioning, which predictably ended his cooperation?

The guy just tried to blow up a plane. Something tells me FBI trumped Romulus in this. I doubt Romulus had any involvement in the interogation.

16 posted on 01/21/2010 10:05:34 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: US Navy Vet
WOW did Mitch find his testicles!?

He does appear somewhat androgynous, doesn't he?

17 posted on 01/21/2010 10:12:13 AM PST by Salvey
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To: mountn man

It’s hard to say. You’re probably correct, because he probably didn’t get arrested until well after he was in the hospital, giving the FBI plenty of time to get there to trump the locals.


18 posted on 01/21/2010 10:20:25 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
holder is going to admit his mistake because the one will make him an offer that he can't refuse.


19 posted on 01/21/2010 10:48:26 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Hopefully, McConnell has changed, thanks to being publicly “slapped” by Rush for agreeing to leave without standing up to the libs attempting to ram the Obama-care bill through and after the shocking election in the bluest of blue states - a guy running on conservative issues, especially on giving legal “rights” to terrorists, on American soil or otherwise!


20 posted on 01/21/2010 10:53:08 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I wont be surprised if Eric Holder is gone by the end of the year.


21 posted on 01/21/2010 10:55:49 AM PST by freespirited (Proud supporter of the Scott Brown for Senate campaign. One down 59 to go.)
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To: Carley

My money is on an Holder connection.


22 posted on 01/21/2010 12:21:43 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

No one knows nothing. What a bunch of morons. And the chief moron is the president.

Someone set the process in motion and everyone is covering up for him. (Holder)


23 posted on 01/21/2010 12:23:11 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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