Thursday, June 11, 2009

Unthinkable, But True

Eric Holder, Attorney General, has quietly (and without notifying any Congressional oversight committee) sent out the directive that FBI agents must inform all detainees of their Miranda Rights when captured in AFGANISTAN.

Of course it was only February when Obama solemnly intoned: “Now, do [enemy combatants and terrorists] deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shoplifter down the block? Of course not.”

Maybe that’s why he’s doing it on the sly now.

It doesn’t take an attorney nor a general to understand that treating enemies in war just like criminals is a recipe for disaster. And how many of our brave soldiers died in order to confer the rights of US citizens on people who are NOT citizens and who have repeatedly sworn to kill us all?

According the Andrew McCarthy, when he finally fesses up, Obama will merely explain that he’s following the rules of the McCain Amendment (enacted as part of the 2005 Detainee Treatment Act) signed by then President Bush. We have been betrayed by the very people who promised to defend us.

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