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Soft on Terror (Krauthammer)
townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2010 | Krauthammer

Posted on 01/29/2010 4:19:37 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies

he real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane -- that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration -- but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control of the U.S. government.

After 50 minutes of questioning him, the Obama administration chose, reflexively and mindlessly, to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent. Which he immediately did, undoubtedly denying us crucial information about al-Qaeda in Yemen, which had trained, armed and dispatched him.

We have since learned that the decision to Mirandize Abdulmutallab had been made without the knowledge of or consultation with (1) the secretary of defense, (2) the secretary of homeland security, (3) the director of the FBI, (4) the director of the National Counterterrorism Center or (5) the director of national intelligence (DNI)

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1 posted on 01/29/2010 4:19:37 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Gee...I wonder why Obama and Holder would want to shut him up?;-)


2 posted on 01/29/2010 4:24:03 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Krauthammer: "After 50 minutes of questioning him,
the Obama administration chose, reflexively and mindlessly,
to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent.
"

With the failure to release any documentation (including the BC)
and given the history of Obama protecting terrorists and not Americans,
Krauthammer is dishonest for Obama, when he says this was "mindlessly" done.

This has been systematic treason against America.

3 posted on 01/29/2010 4:32:25 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Diogenesis
Krauthammer is dishonest for Obama

I don't think Charlie is dishonest, but is just having a hard time accepting that our President is truly aiding and abetting our enemy (which he clearly is).

Charlie has been incredibly honest about Obama when others have been willing to give him (Obama) a flyer (on things like Obama's malignant narcissism and patent dishonesty). I think that living inside the beltway puts Charles and others at a great disadvantage.

That said, I do expect Charles to lead the charge eventually (in the near future I hope) regarding Obama's treason.

4 posted on 01/29/2010 4:41:12 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

he was probably a black panther who was recruited by Fara-con and Rev. Wright.


5 posted on 01/29/2010 4:46:56 AM PST by dps.inspect
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Obama needs to be tried for treason.


6 posted on 01/29/2010 4:53:46 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
From the comments on the original article:
Carter proved you can't embarrass a Democrat. Clinton proved you can't shame a Democrat. Obama keeps repeating that you can't blame a Democrat.

7 posted on 01/29/2010 5:02:23 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Correct me if I am wrong since I was otherwise busy with my sock drawer inventory and the SOTU being on the TV totally slipped my mind, but didn't TOTUS/POTUS have two members of the military sitting with Michelle/The Belt?

And didn't these two soldiers subdue the terrorist shooting up Ft. Hood?

And didn't the TOTUS/POTUS ignore them and not recognize them?

And wasn't this the first time ever that in a SOTU address that military personnel were specifically invited to attend and NOT recognized for their service to the country?

8 posted on 01/29/2010 5:03:11 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: thethirddegree
"Obama needs to be tried for treason."

Oh right! We don't even have the guts to require him to show his birth certificate the way we all have had to do in many situations throughout our lives ..... and you think we would have the wherewithall to try him for treason!!!!!!

9 posted on 01/29/2010 5:03:32 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“...to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent.”

i’m confused on this. does this right exist only after some US official grants it? why grant it at all if that’s the case? if it exists whether or not the US official grants it, then isn’t anything the perp said before clamming up inadmissable?

we’re being governed by children.....


10 posted on 01/29/2010 5:13:08 AM PST by mreerm
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Charles called Obama a scoundrel on the Fox panel. After the next break, he used some fancy words that amounted to what seemed a producer induced apology.

It is getting nasty out there.


11 posted on 01/29/2010 5:15:59 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: bert
lol...I heard the scoundrel part (related to "patriotism being the last refuge" for such IIRC).

What kind of reversal did he offer?

12 posted on 01/29/2010 5:18:27 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Who exactly made the decision to Mirandize this terrorist? My bet is Obama was too busy golfing and surfing in Hawaii and blew off the decision to some functionaries in the DOJ.


13 posted on 01/29/2010 5:19:23 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Nope.

Krauthammer KNEW Obama was a sociopath
with Munchhausen by proxy
(as America is finally learning)
and said nothing.

Now, Krauthammer is calling a DELIBERATE action
“mindless”. That is mindless behavior for an MD shrink.


14 posted on 01/29/2010 5:21:30 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I can’t tell you. He rattled it off so quick and it was not in the common language and I don’t remember precisely what he said.

He came on and quickly rattled it off and they immediately moved on as if it hadn’t happened.


15 posted on 01/29/2010 5:22:47 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Diogenesis
Oh, OK.

I thought you were saying that Krauthammer was dishonest because he knew Obama was a traitor and as such would be operating from motive not mindlessness.

Many of us (probably including you) knew Obama was a sociopath/psychopath very early in the campaign. I was thinking that being a psychopath doesn't preclude someone from making mindless mistakes.

Freaky world when we learn that our President is a compulsive liar, a narcissist, a psychopath, a psychopathic narcissist (an entirely new diagnosis only now under consideration by DSM-V), and a traitor. Next we'll learn he is an alien-human hybrid.;-)

16 posted on 01/29/2010 6:02:01 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: bert
He did say, jokingly, that his comments (scoundrel) would be expunged from the record....LOL
17 posted on 01/29/2010 6:19:11 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Once you’ve read a man Miranda rights, what do you say? We are idiots? On second thought . . .

That was in the National Review Online version. If it wasn't so serious, it would be funny.

18 posted on 01/29/2010 8:45:15 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Soft? Nah. Nonexistent
19 posted on 01/29/2010 1:59:25 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“That said, I do expect Charles to lead the charge eventually (in the near future I hope) regarding Obama’s treason.”

If so, Dr. K, I will volunteer.


20 posted on 01/29/2010 2:01:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Diogenesis
Krauthammer is dishonest for Obama, when he says this was "mindlessly" done.

As much fun as it is to blame Obama, we really cannot. The (egregious) fact is that he wasn't even informed of the incident until long after the SOB was Mirandized....

Which in a way is even more disturbing: this is an indication of the the fundamental culture of the entire Obama administration. They're dangerously naive.

They're not all pro-terrorist ... what they really are is completely and willfully blind as to the nature of the terrorist threat.

21 posted on 01/29/2010 2:11:25 PM PST by r9etb
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Next we’ll learn he is an alien-human hybrid.;-)
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We should be so lucky! That would probably be a great improvement.


22 posted on 01/29/2010 2:57:41 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; martin_fierro; ...

sigh.


23 posted on 01/29/2010 6:02:44 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: bitt

I watched the CSPAN video. As each answered they where not consulted.


24 posted on 01/29/2010 6:12:36 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: bitt

Correction needed. I watched the video as the Secretary of Homeland Security, Director of National Counterterrorism Center, and the Director of National Intelligence where asked if they where consulted. They three answered no.


25 posted on 01/29/2010 6:17:16 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Diogenesis; onyx
The night of the speech. Krauthammer said BO was close to or approaching “clinical denial”.

Onyx Hubby is also a psychiatrist and concurs with CK. If I can remember what she posted. Hubby said that when this type of person crack he breaks into lots of little pieces and never recovers.

Is that close Onyx?

26 posted on 01/29/2010 6:19:01 PM 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: hoosiermama

Yeah, when that type of person crashes, they hit the floor at full speed. He’s not available right now or I’d ask him again. I think he meant full break down. Crash and burn.


27 posted on 01/29/2010 6:30:38 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: bitt; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks bitt.
After 50 minutes of questioning him, the Obama administration chose, reflexively and mindlessly, to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent. Which he immediately did, undoubtedly denying us crucial information about al-Qaeda in Yemen, which had trained, armed and dispatched him.

28 posted on 01/29/2010 7:11:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 01/29/2010 10:49:58 PM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: hoosiermama; onyx
Thx to you both!

I must admit that, watching Obama walk onto stage (any stage), I wonder if he isn't even more than a pathological narcissist.

There are times (plenty of them) when my mind tells me he's the Devil's spawn.

I know, I know...it sounds loony, but that is the first thought that pops into my imagination.

And it's not because he's a Democrat or Marxist or even a politician. It's because he reeks of dishonesty and lies. It's because there's something profoundly loathsome about the way he adores/worships himself above everything else...above his Country, the Americans people, and even his own family.

Of all people I have ever encountered, he is head and shoulders above them all in terms of pure reptilian vileness (my apologies to lizards and shakes).

More and more, when I see him on TV (and, frankly, I immediately turn the channel), I get the feeling that I am in the presence of pure evil.

Just saying...

30 posted on 01/30/2010 4:34:59 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Have you been talking to my father, sister, best friend lately? Each of them have said similar, without knowing what the other has said.


31 posted on 01/30/2010 4:41:08 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: hoosiermama
Yow! That's kinda scary.
32 posted on 01/30/2010 4:47:22 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

......it’s not because he’s a Democrat or Marxist .....

He called you out...... except he twisted your words. He said we are not Bolsheviks. That is Fake but True.

You say Marxist


33 posted on 01/30/2010 4:52:16 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: bert

He lied...for the millionth time!;-)


34 posted on 01/30/2010 5:05:34 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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