Skip to comments.Brooks: 'What Biden Said on [MTP] Today Will be Laughed at Around the Arab World'
Posted on 02/14/2010 10:07:45 PM PST by kcvl
New York Times columnist David Brooks says that what Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's David Gregory Sunday concerning the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City doesn't pass the laugh test.
"What Joe Biden said on ['Meet the Press'] today will be laughed at around the Arab world."
Maybe even more shocking, speaking during the panel discussion segment that followed Biden's interview, Brooks agreed with some things former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke about concerning this matter on ABC's "This Week."
"The KSM trial has become a total mess. What Joe Biden said today on the program doesn't pass the laugh test," Brooks said. "[T]he second thing I think Cheney's actually right about is Mirandizing."
Brooks amazingly continued: "[S]ay we'd captured the 9/11 guys on September 10th, or one of them, should we have read that guy his rights and given him a lawyer? No. We should have tried to get some intelligence out of the guy" (video embedded below the fold with transcript):
Biden is a bloviator; a windbag of the worst kind; a know-nothing snoozefest at best.
Today on TV I think Biden believed he was filming an infomercial. A hilariously sad sack of hot air, is all.
Did we not have the twelth hijacker in custody before 9/11, and did not some judge deny the FBI the authority to search his computer?
Have to say, unlike obama, Biden is entertaining to listen to. He’s a laugh a minute.
Wait until Limbaugh takes Biden apart Monday.
Yes,Not only that but an FBI agent involved testified to Congress and televised on CSPAN BEFORE 9-11 that when America Is attacked and Americans are Killed the Public is Going to ask why we didnt act
Former bobsled champion Vonetta Flowers of the U.S. , front left, former U.S. figure skating champion Peggy Fleming, front right, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, back left, and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, back right, attend the short program figure skating pairs competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.
Hey, yes, we serve man... but we draw the line at Joe Biden. We do have standards!
After looking at that photo for a few seconds I realized two things; that the back of Joey’s head is incredibly shiny and he’s wearing something that makes him look like an athlete or coach. That ensemble doesn’t look like something just a spectator would wear. He looks like a Belorussian skating coach. Watch this tool show up in lederhosen to a curling event.
Keys to 9/11
Eager to examine the computer, Minneapolis F.B.I. agents repeatedly requested a special warrant to examine Moussaoui’s computer, and bureau attorneys in Washington repeatedly denied their requests, claiming there was insufficient evidence. The special court that reviews warrants covered by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has approved more than 12,000 Justice Department applications for covert search warrants and wiretaps and rejected only one since the act was passed in 1978.
After the 9/11 attacks, F.B.I. agent Coleen Rowley, general counsel in the Minneapolis field office, wrote a scorching 13-page open letter to F.B.I. Director Robert S. Mueller III and the Senate Intelligence Committee. She asserted that the French government had shared ample intelligence on Moussaoui, including information on his links to Osama bin Laden, information that supported requests for a special surveillance warrant to search Moussaoui’s laptop computer in the weeks before the terrorist attacks. (The French, who had put Moussaoui on a watch list in 1999 because they suspected him of terrorist activities, insisted that they had shared their thick dossier with American intelligence agencies.) Rowley said some field agents were so frustrated that they joked about spies and moles for bin Laden working at Washington headquarters.
Rowley complained that agents’ reports from Arizona and Minneapolis landed on the desk of David Frasca, head of the Radical Fundamentalists Unit, who had actually telephoned Rowley as she and other agents watched the 9/11 attacks on television. He instructed her not to proceed with the Moussaoui investigation, with the cryptic explanation that Minneapolis might screw up something else going on elsewhere in the country. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?