There was a time - not too long ago - when many of us on the right half-jokingly warned of the possibility of a President Obama being so soft on national security that he would read enemy combatants, captured on the field of battle, their Miranda Rights. Sarah Palin even mentioned it at the GOP Convention in 2008, saying of then-candidate Obama:
"Al Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights."Quite predictably, this was scoffed at and we were dismissed as crazed right-wingers, and Obama addressed Palin's charge directly and with an incredulous smirk. It begins at 1:55 into the video below.
Interesting it is, then, that on May 28th the Los Angeles Times reported on the "global justice" initiative and what it would mean to the former war on terror. An excerpt from the article says that, "the 'global justice' initiative starts out with the premise that virtually all suspects will end up in a U.S. or foreign court of law."
The L.A Times reports that the global justice initiative has been in the works for "several months" and yet, after Dick Cheney cautioned about Obama's weak approach to terrorism in March, Obama shot right back on 60 Minutes on March 22nd. Here's part of what he said:
"The whole premise of Guantanamo promoted by Vice President Cheney was that, somehow, the American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists. I fundamentally disagree with that. Now, do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shoplifter down the block? Of course not."But on the heels of the Times report, The Weekly Standard reports:
...it’s a good thing KSM [ 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad ] 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.Quite frankly, all of this only bolsters my numerous claims that with an allied media - which incidentally should henceforth be referred to as the U.S. National News - all someone like Barack Hussein Obama has to do when he is nailed is deny, deny, deny. And then go ahead and do what he intended to do anyway.
And all people like me can do is to keep writing about it until I get dragged away and "convicted", thus spending twelve years or so at hard labor. (I wonder if there is a North Korean version of Al Gore who will come to America and try to get me released?)
To go back to the video above, Obama said that if we encounter terrorists, we should "take 'em out". I do believe that, in light of this new policy, that's what our military will begin to do.
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