Sen. Leahy: 'No need to interrogate bin Laden'
Ladies and gentleman, I give you the primary reason why liberal Democrats are too immature, too childish - well, let's say it - too darn stupid to run the government.
Quoted from a Michael O'Brien piece in The Hill, here's Senator Patrick Leahy on capturing Osama bin Laden:
If the U.S. captures Osama bin Laden, there's no need to interrogate him, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of that committee, said that arguments raised by Republican senators about whether bin Laden would be afforded Miranda rights if he were captured amount to a "red herring."
"The red herring that my friend [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] was covering is not realistic," Leahy said during an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN.
"For one thing, capturing Osama bin Laden - we've had enough on him, we don't need to interrogate him," Leahy added.
The statement by Graham that Leahy thinks is a "red herring" bears repeating:
"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," Graham said.
Leahy seems perfectly willing to let bin Laden "lawyer up" and keep his mouth shut while an al-Qaeda operation may be imminent. And this from a former Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Of course the CIA would want to interrogate him. And the cockamamie idea that he should be read his Miranda rights immediately upon his "arrest" sounds like something that would show up in a Saturday Night Live skit - if they ever did anything to make fun of a liberal. John Stewart couldn't invent anything so riotously ironic - if he ever bothered to turn his wit against his ideological soul mates.
And yet, here we have the chairman of the Judiciary Committee saying in complete innocent ignorance that there would be nothing we'd want to hear from Osama because we apparently have enough evidence to convict him.
War? What war? Where?