America Still Blindfolded By PC As Jihad Rages On


I have a few questions for the White House, the Pentagon and for Congress.  Firstly, are we or are we not at war?  Secondly, why are we fighting blindfolded?  We have a New Intelligence Plan under review by President Obama.  Swell.  From now on, prior to Mirandizing foreign Soldiers of Allah like the Christmas Day [...]

Citizen Ebert: Roger’s Culturally Illiterate Tweets


As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]

Byron York: Who are the 300 terrorists held in U.S. prisons? – Washington Examiner


“The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges,” writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Holder on Holder – National Review Online


Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement […]

The Threat from Londonistan – Foreign Policy


In January 2009, the head of Britain’s Security Service (also known as MI5) boasted that his agents were succeeding in cracking down on potentially violent homegrown Islamists. Although conceding that “the battle [was] not won,” Jonathan Evans told the Daily Telegraph that his agents were forcing would-be terrorists “to keep their heads down.” He went […]

Stephen Hayes: Obama vs. Holder – The Weekly Standard


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 […]

Defending the Indefensible


*Dec 28 - 00:05*

Treating the Christmas bomber like a common criminal was a national security blunder.

Holder Defends Handling of Abdulmutallab – CBS News


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 PDF, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its […]

Airline Terror Suspect Provides Key Intelligence – FOXNews.com


WASHINGTON — The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas has been cooperating with investigators since last week and has provided fresh intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday.Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s cooperation could prove to be a national security victory […]

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Marc A. Thiessen: A Tale of Two Terrorists – WSJ.com


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 […]