Jan 09 2010

Why Wasn’t This Man Interrogated Endlessly?

This is the reason why so many people cannot understand why Obama allowed leftist ideologue Eric Holder to mirandize the Christmas Day Bomber and allow him to lawyer up:

British Intelligence has confirmed perhaps the most chilling boast that accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Abdulmutallab made to investigators after his arrest: that close to 20 other young Muslim men were being prepared in Yemen to use the same technique to blow up airliners, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports exclusively.

“I think the fact we know that there are other operatives being trained by al Qaeda in Yemen is extremely troubling, and is the most dangerous dimension to come out of the December 25th event,” said CBS News national security analyst Juan Zarate.

I can pretty much guarantee these threats won’t be coming directly out of Yemen, anymore than Abdulmutallab did. I also doubt they are where they were when we first nabbed the nigerian jihadist. I understand even President Obama was questioning Holder’s judgement – at least according to Karl Rove on O’Reilly last night:

If one of these nutjobs gets through I think impeachment would be called for.

Addendum: This is why Holder put us at risk. Look at this other paragraph from the above article:

In addition, a team of FBI agents is now on the ground in the West African nation of Ghana, having arrived last Saturday, attempting to piece together Abdulmutallab’s whereabouts and activities in the two weeks prior to the attempted attack on Flight 253.

They would not be trying to piece anything together if Holder had not stopped the flow of information with his left wing ideology.

Update: Powerline has a critical letter from GOP Senators which also highlight disturbing missteps:

After Abdulmutallab failed to detonate an explosive device on Northwest Flight 253, he was taken into custody by law enforcement. Other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), no member of the Intelligence Community–in particular the Central Intelligence Agency–had the opportunity to question Abdulmutallab and gather intelligence.

As usual, it is not evil intentions but gross incompetence which brings down most administrations.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Why Wasn’t This Man Interrogated Endlessly?”

  1. kathie says:

    Because Bush interrogated suspects he found out who and where the next plots were and got them before they got us, this was offense, not just bombs and guns. Obama dismantled the program thinking it made Muslims mad at us. He thinks we are just fighting al Queda, when in fact we are fighting radicals from all over the Muslim world by many names, as well as those who are radicalized living among us. So are we safer? NO! Cheney was saying that if you fundamentally don’t understand the problem you can’t fight it. Obama’s mind set doesn’t fit the problem we face and that is a fact.

  2. Federale says:

    Hard to believe that Obama wants Abdulmuttallab transfered to military custody for trial before a commission. If so, why doesn’t Obama “make it so?” If he does, what does that say of him? He is too afraid or too indisicive to either order it or take the heat from the radical left?

  3. aerospook says:

    Once again, it looks like Holder has hold of the strings of puppet Obama. Mirandizing abdulmuttallab was either a massive mistake made by the Bureau agents (which would not surprise me) or the direction came directly from Holder. Either way, this disaster indicates that the civilian command structure is grossly unprepared for the next terrorist act (and there will be one).

  4. WWS says:

    off topic hat tip – this is a link to a very well written article about the John Edwards campaign. I was always disapointed that so little of the story had been covered and that it was then swept under the rug – well under the rug no longer! This is a link from an excerpt of the new book “Game Change”, and although it’s 10 pages long it is a *very* good read.


    I actually understand what happened to John Edwards a little bit more, although now more than ever it’s obvious why he was absolutely unfit for any public office. I know other men personally who’ve been consumed by the ego monster, and it’s always amazing that everyone around them knows it while they don’t. And I have an ex-sister in law who has a lot in common with Elizabeth Edwards, so I know the type well. Saint in public, screaming she-devil in private.

  5. Terrye says:

    I miss Bush.

  6. marybel says:

    If, or should I say when, anything else deleterious comes at us out of Yemen, Obama and Holder most certainly now “own” it. This makes so little sense as to be bordering on total absurdity.

    Yemen has been on the radar screen for awhile. Either we fiercely interrogate people like the panyty-bomber or we opt to play an endless game of Whack-a-mole with terrorists. Instead, the Nigerian is allowed to lawyer up and clam up.

    Does Obama have a death wish for this country?

  7. Phil-351 says:

    It only goes to prove that liberalism is a mental disease. Couple that with Janet ‘Who, Again?’ Napolitano being shocked and surprised that our enemy would use a lone bomber on an airplane despite the previous attempts by lone operatives, and our own President having to ‘order’ our intelligence agencies to follow up on terrorism leads, a system that was in place under Bush and still in place when Richard Clarke was working on the transition team, a system obviously dismantled or marginalized after Obubble took the oath. These liberals are so blinded by their own ideology, they fail to see the nose on their own face. And, they will further the goals of our enemies by letting them use our own legal system, and will kill more people while ordering the CIA to monitor arctic ice.

    Wake me in 2012. I can’t take much more of this.

  8. aerospook says:

    There is no explanation except for direction from the top (Obama or Holder) to loosen the screen and loosen the data mining constraints……..Unfortunately, we will suffer more attacks, my fear is that the administration , even then, will be unwilling to do what is required….

  9. Frogg1 says:

    Detroit bomber ‘singing like a canary’ before arrest

    The potential significance became chillingly clear this weekend when it was reported that shortly after his detention, he boasted that 20 more young Muslim men were being prepared for similar murderous missions in the Yemen.

    “He was singing like a canary, then we charged him in civilian proceedings, he got a lawyer and shut up,” Slade Gorton, a member of the 9/11 Commission that investigated the Sept 2001 terror attacks on the US, told The Sunday Telegraph.