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, [...]
WASHINGTON — The real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane — that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration — but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control [...]
President Obama is suddenly listening to the outrage of New Yorkers over holding the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed in lower Manhattan. He has instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to find another location for the propaganda circus.
As a New Yorker, I’m glad that he is even willing to go that far, but as an American [...]
With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address tonight, he will no doubt try to convince us how committed he is to fighting the war against al Qaeda. Under his Orwellian logic, giving Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his cohorts a civil trial in New York City is all part of some grand master plan [...]
The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week [...]