You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Al Qaeda

by Sal on June 11, 2009

in Politics,War on Terror

In the continued quest by the Obama Administration to cater to terrorists, dictators, and thugs, a new policy has been implemented by the Justice Department via the FBI which requires that any high-value terrorists captured in Afghanistan be Mirandized.  For any lawyer, cop, or fan of Law & Order, the Miranda warning is read to suspects arrested by police, informing them of their Constitutional rights.  The most common form of the Miranda warning, “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 an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights?” has become a part of the American lexicon.  It’s dubious constitutionality not withstanding, it was never meant to be applied to enemy combatants in a theater of war.

The Obama Administration’s move to inform terrorists of Constitutional rights is troubling.  It telegraph’s the administration’s intention to apply constitutional rights to terrorists, and to treat terrorism as a law enforcement issue, not as the prosecution of a war.  It was precisely this mentality that led America to be vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks in the first place.  Obama is playing a dangerous game with our national security, and giving Constitutional rights to those who have no regard for and no claim to those rights, illegal enemy combatants engaged in a Jihad against America.  What Obama is doing with this new policy is udoing the good work that President Bush did in regards to keeping us safe for 8 years.  I only hope that Bush did enough damage to the Terrorist’s infrastructure and ability to coordinate that this administration’s foolish moves will not lead to any loss of life, but if they continue on this current course, I am not optimistic.

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