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megimoo
01-21-2010, 05:48 PM
Lawmakers to Holder: Who decided to give Miranda rights to accused Detroit bomber?

All seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking to learn who made the decision to treat Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused Christmas Day terrorist bomber, as a criminal suspect rather than an enemy combatant.

On the same day he tried to detonate a bomb aboard a Northwest Airlines plane in Detroit, Abdulmutallab, who was trained by al Qaeda in Yemen, was informed of his Miranda right to remain silent and given a government-paid lawyer. He then refused to cooperate with U.S. authorities.

The letter is signed by GOP Sens. Jeff Sessions, Orrin Hatch, Charles Grassley, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, and Tom Coburn. The lawmakers were rattled by testimony yesterday before both the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security Committee by some of the nation's top law enforcement and anti-terrorism officials.

All of those who testified -- FBI director Robert Mueller, National Counterterrorism Center director Michael Leiter, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- said they were not consulted about the decision to handle Abdulmutallab in the criminal courts.

The letter asks who made the decision as well as the basis for the decision. In addition, it asks Holder to answer "whether the administration has a protocol or policy in place for handling al Qaeda terrorists captured in the United States."

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Lawmakers-to-Holder-Who-decided-to-give-Miranda-rights-to-accused-Detroit-bomber-82281457.html

AmPat
01-21-2010, 05:58 PM
Uh Oh! Ahem,,,,, Mr. O Blah Blah, time to throw this incompetent boob under your famous bus?

Either he did and you agreed or you directed it. Which is it?:cool:

Constitutionally Speaking
01-21-2010, 05:58 PM
Eric Holder

megimoo
01-21-2010, 06:04 PM
Eric Holder

Give that man a big segar !

lacarnut
01-21-2010, 07:00 PM
This racist bastard will stonewall their request and state executive privilege.

confused
01-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Lawmakers to Holder: Who decided to give Miranda rights to accused Detroit bomber?

All seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking to learn who made the decision to treat Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused Christmas Day terrorist bomber, as a criminal suspect rather than an enemy combatant.

On the same day he tried to detonate a bomb aboard a Northwest Airlines plane in Detroit, Abdulmutallab, who was trained by al Qaeda in Yemen, was informed of his Miranda right to remain silent and given a government-paid lawyer. He then refused to cooperate with U.S. authorities.

The letter is signed by GOP Sens. Jeff Sessions, Orrin Hatch, Charles Grassley, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, and Tom Coburn. The lawmakers were rattled by testimony yesterday before both the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security Committee by some of the nation's top law enforcement and anti-terrorism officials.

All of those who testified -- FBI director Robert Mueller, National Counterterrorism Center director Michael Leiter, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- said they were not consulted about the decision to handle Abdulmutallab in the criminal courts.

The letter asks who made the decision as well as the basis for the decision. In addition, it asks Holder to answer "whether the administration has a protocol or policy in place for handling al Qaeda terrorists captured in the United States."

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Lawmakers-to-Holder-Who-decided-to-give-Miranda-rights-to-accused-Detroit-bomber-82281457.html

Hi, Im Confused. The GOP senators want to know who made the decision to treat the underwear bomber as a criminal and not an enemy combatant and what the protocol or policy was for handling al Qaeda terrorists captured in the US is.

Richard Reid the shoe bomber tried to blow up a US plane. He was captured in the US and tried in the US, and the republican administration at the time tried him in a federal criminal court. So why is this an issue now? Wasn't the precedent set by the Bush administration for guys trying to blow up planes? Was it because his bomb was in his shorts instead of his shoes the thing that makes this case different? Im Confused can you explain why the GOP senators are questioning this now? Thanks! :confused:

FlaGator
01-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Hi, Im Confused. The GOP senators want to know who made the decision to treat the underwear bomber as a criminal and not an enemy combatant and what the protocol or policy was for handling al Qaeda terrorists captured in the US is.

Richard Reid the shoe bomber tried to blow up a US plane. He was captured in the US and tried in the US, and the republican administration at the time tried him in a federal criminal court. So why is this an issue now? Wasn't the precedent set by the Bush administration for guys trying to blow up planes? Was it because his bomb was in his shorts instead of his shoes the thing that makes this case different? Im Confused can you explain why the GOP senators are questioning this now? Thanks! :confused:

Good question. I don't see the difference either.