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January 03, 2010

Captain Awesome's Counter-Terrorism Honcho: Hey, Let's Offer Panty-Bomber Abdul a Sweet Deal if He Talks!

I suppose that, if you have to choose between information and retribution, information is more important.

But then, it's not really firmly established there has to be such a choice, is it?

The U.S. Government is offering the suspect charged with attempting to bomb an aircraft on Christmas Day, Omar Abdulmutallab, some kind of incentives to share what he knows about Al Qaeda, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Sunday.

Asked why Abdulmutallab should cooperate given his right, as criminal defendant, to remain silent, Brennan replied: "He doesn't have to but he knows there are certain things that are on the table... if he wants to engage with us in a productive manner, there are ways he can do that."

This is madness, but this is definitely not Sparta.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

Was That Hacky? It was. A guy caught on American soil was never going to be waterboarded. Maybe things could have broken differently if the left and civil libertarians didn't scream so loud even about battlefield captures being warterboarded, but they broke the way they broke. Bush did the same with Richard Reid.

So I'm not sure what to say about that. Honestly, no, nothing much can be done very differently-- he's a criminal and gets the normal criminal treatment.

Still, I'm not really in the mood to be fair and reasonable. The left made up whatever crap it wanted for 8 years; no argument was too low for them.


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