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Holder: I made decision to charge terror suspect (Christmas Day underwear bomber)
The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2010 | Pete Yost

Posted on 02/03/2010 2:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in civilian court rather than the military system, with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.

In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally.

Holder's letter was the latest volley in a vigorous counterattack by the Obama administration to Republican charges that the arrest and FBI interrogation of the Detroit suspect was a mistake that cost a chance to learn key information.

The letter followed less than 24 hours after senior administration officials disclosed that the suspect had resumed talking to U.S. interrogators last week after breaking off his discussions the day of his arrest.

Abdulmutallab has discussed his contacts in Yemen and provided intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials say.(continued)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodoj; ericholder; faroukabdulmutallab; flight253; jihad; kwanzaabomber; obama; proterrorist; terrorism; terrortrials; traitor; usefulidiot; waronterror; wot; yemen
Will there be any democrats left in Congress after this November?
1 posted on 02/03/2010 2:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks to me like 0bama is positioning Holder firmly under the tires of that big ‘ole bus of his...


2 posted on 02/03/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the same guy who cut loose convicted Puerto Rican terrorists when he served in the Clinton administration.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 2:13:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he’s takin the bullet for the anointed one.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 2:15:12 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A moderate muslim is one who is simply buying time to reload..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush had a great point about the “Christmas Day” bomber. Libs are always trying to get rid of Christmas! Why not call him the “Happy holidays bomber”? Seasons Greetings bomber? Winter soltice bomber?


5 posted on 02/03/2010 2:17:40 PM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
but Eric, 0bama said, "do terrorists deserve to be given Miranda rights? Of course NOT".
6 posted on 02/03/2010 2:21:11 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Methinks Stedman protesteth too much.


7 posted on 02/03/2010 2:21:30 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: albie

You opened yourself up for this one:

KWANZAA BOMBER!

LOL!

Suitable


8 posted on 02/03/2010 2:21:50 PM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who talks about alleged cover-ups at FR anymore?
Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab's visa wasn't taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would've foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.
(From The Detroit News)

There are also reports from the Haskell family, who were on the plane, of a "Sharp Dressed Man" who helped the Undabomber in Amsterdam. Maybe our guys thought we were furthering an investigation instead of helping an attacker to his target.

The goofy treatment of the suspect could be a maneuver to keep secrets and news of screw-ups from getting out.

9 posted on 02/03/2010 2:28:35 PM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://twitter.com/kevinjjones)
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Holder: Best friend of criminals and terrorists BUT law abiding US citizens should not own guns...

“In his final days with the Clinton administration, Holder was involved with Clinton’s last-minute pardon of fugitive and Democratic contributor Marc Rich...”

“Holder was also involved in Clinton’s decision to reduce the criminal sentences of 16 members of the Boricua Popular Army, an organization that has been categorized by the FBI as a terrorist organization...”

“In 2004, Holder helped negotiate an agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in a case that involved Chiquita’s payment of “protection money” to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a group on the U.S. government’s list of terrorist organizations...”

“While D.C. v. Heller was being heard by the Supreme Court in 2008, Holder joined the Reno-led amicus brief, which urged the Supreme Court to uphold Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban and said the position of the Department of Justice, from Franklin Roosevelt through Clinton, was that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms...”

“In 2008, Holder represented the wife of Robert Wone, victim of a controversial and unsolved 2006 murder...”

“He (Holder) has been critical of Enhanced interrogation techniques and the NSA warrantless surveillance program, accusing the Bush administration of a “disrespect for the rule of law... [that is] not only wrong, it is destructive in our struggle against terrorism...”

“Holder gave a speech on race relations on February 18, 2009, in the midst of Black History Month, in which he called the United States “a nation of cowards” on racial issues...”

“When questioned about weapons regulations during a news conference to announce the arrest of Mexican drug cartel members, Holder stated that the Obama administration would seek to reinstitute the expired Assault Weapons Ban,which he strongly supports.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder


10 posted on 02/03/2010 2:33:44 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue for as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in civilian court rather than the military system, with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.”

And exactly which “other relevant departments” were even informed before he made the decision?


11 posted on 02/03/2010 2:38:17 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As MLK said:
“I have to scream...
that men will be judged by the content of his caricature, and not by the color of his skin. I have to scream.”

an idiot is an idiot. Holder needs to hang his shingle back in south chicago.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 2:45:24 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Eric Holder: Principled Maverick

Give me an extra-large break with cheese on it...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 02/03/2010 2:46:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...or words to that effect.


14 posted on 02/03/2010 2:47:58 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is the money line: “The letter followed less than 24 hours after senior administration officials disclosed that the suspect had resumed talking to U.S. interrogators last week after breaking off his discussions the day of his arrest.”

Now has anyone said exactly what the suspect is talking about? On an earlier thread a cogent Freeper speculated that in order to get him “talking” the suspect had probably been offered a plea deal in exchange for pointing out the location of Yemen on a map.


15 posted on 02/03/2010 3:11:27 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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16 posted on 02/03/2010 3:18:09 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An Al Haig moment?


17 posted on 02/03/2010 3:21:36 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will there be any democrats left in Congress after this November?

They are being exposed and are exposing themselves that the only way they can hold onto power is to seize it, which would be a losing cause.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 3:23:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Nah, there was no doubt who was calling the shots here - Holder and Obama.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 3:26:56 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Attorney General and the Secretary of Defense are peers. Neither can order the other to do anything.

Both work for Obama. Obama made the call.


20 posted on 02/03/2010 3:33:00 PM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder also made a decision to pardon FALN murdering terrorists. He should be working at a fruit stand in Guatemala City.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 3:34:57 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder was the one who took the fall for pardoning Marc Rich too when he was deputy Atty General. He doesn’t mind being the fall guy for dems as long as he keeps getting promoted afterward.


22 posted on 02/03/2010 3:49:02 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: roaddog727

Nah, it’s the Festivus Bomber!!!!

Grin


23 posted on 02/03/2010 3:56:21 PM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Bush_Democrat

That bus must be one jacked up vehicle by now.


24 posted on 02/03/2010 3:57:00 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: Brytani

LOL!

For the Rest-ov-us.......


25 posted on 02/03/2010 3:59:39 PM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: roaddog727

I like it.


26 posted on 02/03/2010 4:02:17 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: Red Steel

Yep. A joint decision between Dumb and Dumber.


27 posted on 02/03/2010 4:20:10 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: top 2 toe red

“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round”...


28 posted on 02/03/2010 4:52:15 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect”

I am outraged. How dare he use the term “Christmas Day” terror suspect.

How insensitive to our pagan neighbors and friends.

Should be “Winter Holiday” Terror suspect.


29 posted on 02/03/2010 10:14:25 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: La Enchiladita

30 posted on 02/04/2010 8:57:34 AM PST by naturalized
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Beavis and Butthead come to mind, also...;^]


31 posted on 02/04/2010 2:45:43 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: naturalized

Willie loves me; we used to go out drinking together and he gave me special quoting privileges. So. There!!!


32 posted on 02/04/2010 2:46:40 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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