That law enforcement mirandized the suspect, an American citizen.
John McCain was right there, with the rightwing nutters, bitching about it. The pompous windbag really went off. From VF:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said reading Shahzad his Miranda rights would be a ‘mistake,’” according to CBS News. Quoth McCain, “Don't give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it's all about.”It isn't an option, mirandizing a suspect, its part of our laws and of course part of the due process every American is given. Pander much to the nutters McCain?
Next up we have that massive moron Peter King. That jackass really should keep his trap shut as he shows his ignorance every single fucking time he says anything. From HuffPo:
"I hope that [Attorney General Eric] Holder did discuss this with the intelligence community. If they believe they got enough from him, how much more should they get? Did they Mirandize him? I know he's an American citizen but still," King said.Christ, Petey..one more time...its not fucking optional you douche nozzle. What part of 'due process' do you not understand moron?
Now, we get to Eric Cantor, scumbag extraordinaire. In a speech to the nutters at the Heritage Foundation, Eric went batshit crazy, bitching about the Obama administration's handling of national security, the Underwear Bomber and the Times Sq bomber. It's obvious Cantor was pandering to the wingnut base, so why link to his bullshit? Thanks for politicizing national security you friggin, pathetic idiot.
A sane voice in the whole mess is retired General Paul Eaton. He was a guest last night on Countdown. Part of the transcript is here on the National Security Network site, of which Gen Eaton is a member. A shot from General Eaton at the fuckwitted Republicans:
OLBERMANN: If you are the FBI agent and the police officers who spent 53 hours straight on the manhunt that was successful and as Mike Sheehan pointed out, you throw in the time of the flight that they had as a pad to Dubai, they didn`t catch him at the last second before he left the country or would have gotten out of the grasp of this country. They got him about a day before and got him after about two days and a few hours` work. What would it feel like to have done this job and have lawmakers back at home of any stripe criticizing you in the job that you just did?Cut it out? M'dear Gen. Eaton....these fuckers have no intention of cutting it out. It' all "the party of no" has...attacking and politicizing everything the Obama administration does. The best line I have heard about the Rethugs and their zest to torture and disregard due process was borrowed by Eaton and belongs to Navy Jag admiral named John Hudson:
EATON: Well, not good is the answer. Since January of 2009, we have seen a relentless attack on our FBI, on our armed services, on our policemen by the Republican Party. Any opportunity that they can find to see a seam to get in there and lay in an attack they have pursued. And, frankly, as a retired soldier and as a guy who supports my police, who supports my FBI, I want them to cut it out.
And he said, you know, the use of torture and these techniques is -- that`s the tool of the stupid, the lazy and the pseudo tough.Bravo sir...bravo! Thank you Gen. Eaton and John Hudson. Bless you gents! Eaton's interview below: