Terrorists Captured on Foreign Battlefields Get Miranda RightsIt would be hilarious, if only it were a joke. The leftist clowns to whom misguided voters have safeguarded our national security now want terrorists captured on foreign battlefields to be mirandized like the petty criminals liberals would have us believe they are. When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was captured on March 1, 2003, he was not cooperative. "I'll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer," he said, according to former CIA Director George Tenet. Of course, KSM did not get a lawyer until months later, after his interrogation was completed, and Tenet says that the information the CIA obtained from him disrupted plots and saved lives. "I believe none of these successes would have happened if we had had to treat KSM like a white-collar criminal - read him his Miranda rights and get him a lawyer who surely would have insisted that his client simply shut up," Tenet wrote in his memoirs.
If Tenet is right, it's a good thing KSM was captured before Barack Obama became president. For, the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. "The administration has decided to change the focus to law enforcement. Here's the problem. You have foreign fighters who are targeting US troops today - foreign fighters who go to another country to kill Americans. We capture themâ€¦and they're reading them their rights â€” Mirandizing these foreign fighters," says Representative Mike Rogers, who recently met with military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.
To mirandize the darling terrorists, you read them this:
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense. The International Red Cross has been helpfully advising terrorists to keep their mouths shut and take the free lawyer.
Next we'll learn that the terrorists killing our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan qualify for food stamps.
On tips from The MaryHunter and V the K. Cross-posted at Moonbattery