In relation to the case of Umar Abdulmutallab—better known as the Panty Bomber, the Fruit of Kaboom Bomber, the Junk Bomber and the Knicker Bomber (please say that last using a British accent)--Mike Allen of Politico mentions the Shoe Bomber again.
Republicans may have a hard time keeping up their talking point about how reading Miranda rights to the Christmas Day bomber represented a dangerous new direction under President Barack Obama.
It turns out that that back in December 2001, Richard Reid — the “shoe bomber” — was read or reminded of his Miranda rights four times in two days, beginning five minutes after being taken into custody.
Furthermore, the Bush administration specifically rejected the idea of a military tribunal [the legal framework of which had not yet been set up by the time Reid went on trial in 2002]— another step that Republicans have argued should have been taken in the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to bring down Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit on Christmas Day and was read his rights after 50 minutes of FBI questioning. [They argued this because the tribunals had long been in place by 2009 when Idiot tried to blow his "man"hood off.]
So let’s be clear (if you’ll pardon the expression)…
- When the Right does everything the same manner all the time, it is deemed rigid, dogmatic or intolerant by the Left.
- When the Right changes the way it does things for a given situation after prior tactics have proved unworkable, the Left begins to use words like ‘hypocrisy’ or phrases like ‘talking point.’
I was originally going to observe
that it’s easy to tell which writers have actually done some real work in their
lives--work that requires a thing called Systematic Problem-solving, aka trial-and-error. However,
Mike Allen’s piece pointing to the Bush Administration's change of legal status for foreign terrorists isn’t indicative of his own work experience.
Allen judges that most of those who would agree with him are the ones who have no real work/problem-solving experience or that such people would choose to ignore what they have learned from that kind of experience in order to be able to throw the Republicans’ “talking points” back into their faces. That's Leftist logic for you.
And after all these years, it’s comforting to know that many of my assessments about the Left are correct: they care more about dispatching the Right’s “talking points” than they do about safeguarding this country from Jihadists.
Well, perhaps “comforting” isn’t the right word…but you get the idea.
(Thanks to Hot Air)