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Power Line – I know why the caged bird isn’t singing

Come on, Obama.  I don’t want to be a crazy conspiracy theorist.  Give me something.  Show me SOMETHING that you are doing that does not directly harm the nation.  Give me something to be able to look at and say “See?  Not everything he does it to try and destroy us".  Please?

The Obama administration’s decision to treat Umar Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant rather than an enemy combatant is indefensible on the merits. It is also incredibly costly in terms of foregone intelligence. The administration’s combined arrogance and stupidity would be laughable if their consequences weren’t so serious.

Today’s Telegraph carries Philip Sherwell’s article quoting former Senator and 9/11 Commission member Slade Gorton on the issue. Speaking of Abdulmutallab, Gorton says:

"He was singing like a canary, then we charged him in civilian proceedings, he got a lawyer and shut up," Slade Gorton, a member of the 9/11 Commission that investigated the Sept 2001 terror attacks on the US, told The Sunday Telegraph.

"I find it incomprehensible that this administration is treating terrorism as a law enforcement issue. The president has finally said that we are at war with al-Qaeda. Well, if this is a war, then Abdulmutallab should be treated as a combatant not a criminal."

Power Line – I know why the caged bird isn’t singing

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