Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Graham Presses Holder On Reading Osama Bin Laden Miranda Rights

I watched bits-and-pieces today but thought this was pretty powerful.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: "If you're gonna prosecute anybody in civilian court, our law is clear that the moment custodial interrogation occurs, the defendant, the criminal defendant, is entitled to a lawyer and to be informed of their right to remain silent. The big problem I have is you're criminalizing the war, that if we caught bin Laden tomorrow, we have mixed theories and couldn't turn him over to the CIA, the FBI, military intelligence for an interrogation on the battlefield, because now you're saying he's subject to criminal court in the United States and you're confusing the people fighting this war."
Follow the link for the video, or the full exchange here,

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