In an interview with 60 Minutes last spring, President Obama discussed the handling of captured terrorists and challenged those who claimed the “American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists.” Obama said: “I fundamentally disagree with that. Now — do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve […]
Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political […]
The Obama administration’s decision to read the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights has rightly come under withering criticism. Instead of a lengthy interrogation by officials with al Qaeda expertise, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was questioned for 50 minutes by local FBI agents and then later advised of his “right to remain silent.”It’s well understood that […]
Any cop, prosecutor, or defense lawyer will tell you that the quickest way to get a suspect to stop talking to you is to read him his Miranda Rights and get him a lawyer. The Obama Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder, has now begun dancing, two-stepping, ducking and dodging about, in earnest, [...]
By Glenn Sulmasy
The decision to move the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) and his four compatriots from a New York City federal courthouse highlights the struggles associated with detaining and trying the al Qaeda fighters. Needless to say, many businessman, the families of the victims of 9/11, Wall Street Executives and realtors in New [...]
It is time for Eric Holder to go.
Holder’s latest outrage, reported last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, is his decision to drop a Justice Department investigation into the New Black Panther Party in a case of polling place intimidation. Holder is also stonewalling Congress and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, who have requested information about the case.