The most important breakthrough occurred after Abdulmutallab was read his rights, which the FBI made standard policy under Michael Mukasey, President Bush's attorney general," Brennan wrote in his op-ed. "The critics who want the FBI to ignore this long-established practice also ignore the lessons we have learned in waging this war."
Brennan also maintained that prisoners in military custody are no more likely to provide any sort of actionable intelligence. "There is little difference between military and civilian custody, other than an interrogator with a uniform," Brennan said. "The suspect gets access to a lawyer, and interrogation rules are nearly identical."
"Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda. Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill. They will, however, be dismantled and destroyed, by our military, our intelligence services and our law enforcement community. And the notion that America's counterterrorism professionals and America's system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:02 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
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Answer by Carpy at 11:12 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
Yes, I don't have a reason not to believe him. They are saying Abdulmutallab was talking before and after he was read his rights, but eventually he just stopped. I do agree that there is no benefit to being interrogated while in military custody versus in civilian custody.
Answer by SRiveroC at 11:24 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by DusterMommy at 12:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 1:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
They are deliberately acting against the benefit of American citizens. Many are calling for them to be fired, and are wishing there were a recall process for Attorneys General and heads of depts such as these guys.
Who are you talking about?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:49 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
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