In an ideal world, Abdul Mutallab would be getting waterboarded right about now. I would volunteer to do the honors if no one was really up for it.
We know that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed – which included waterboarding – forced KSM to give up crucial information that prevented countless terrorist attacks and saved an infinite amount of innocent lives. It allowed, for instance, the U.S. to capture key al- Qaeda terrorists and to thwart a planned 9/11-style attack on Los Angeles.
Abdul Mutallab has already admitted he was trained by al Qaeda in Yemen. Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. Abdul Mutallab, therefore, has vital information about who the evil-doers are and their upcoming plans of doom for our civilization and the human beings who inhabit it.
But now, thanks to the Obama administration and its fascinating approach to the terror war, Abdul Mutallab will be getting a lawyer and not have to say anything to anyone.
Why is it that I fail to get a sense of peace and serenity with Obama in charge and with Napolitano assuring us, without knowing anything, that Mutallab is not part of a larger terrorist conspiracy?
- Victor Davis Hanson: Learning from Abdul Mutallab
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- Dick Cheney Was Right About Waterboarding Terrorists