June 10, 2009

War on Terror Officially Over: Terrorists Lawyering Up on Battlefield

Um, okay, this is disturbing:

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 them…and they’re reading them their rights – 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.
Seriously, read the rest.

Thanks to Drew M.

I haven't been all that excited over earlier (failed) efforts to nix the phrase "War on Terror". Arguing semantics are rather pointless when you're bombing a suspected terror hideout.

I didn't even mind the notion that in the future we would focus more on law enforcement than military operations since much of what is done under the surge strategy is, in reality, nothing more than the application of community policing and broken glass theory on a very very very large and foreign scale.

But if this is true, it's downright scary. As the article goes on to explain, the first thing Khalid Shiekh Mohammad --- the mastermind of 9/11 --- asked for upon being turned over to the U.S. was that he wanted a lawyer.

Coming soon to a T.V. near you: Law and Order: Afghanistan.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:06 PM | Comments |