The monster Palin puts Big Chief some knowledge:
President Obamaâ€™s meeting with his top national security advisers does nothing to change the fact that his fundamental approach to terrorism is fatally flawed. We are at war with radical Islamic extremists and treating this threat as a law enforcement issue is dangerous for our nationâ€™s security. Thatâ€™s what happened in the 1990s and we saw the result on September 11, 2001. This is a war on terror not an â€œoverseas contingency operation.â€ Acts of terrorism are just that, not â€œman caused disasters.â€ The system did not work. Abdulmutallab was a child of privilege radicalized and trained by organized jihadists, not an â€œisolated extremistâ€ who traveled to a land of â€œcrushing poverty.â€ He is an enemy of the United States, not just another criminal defendant.
It simply makes no sense to treat an al Qaeda-trained operative willing to die in the course of massacring hundreds of people as a common criminal. Reports indicate that Abdulmutallab stated there were many more like him in Yemen but that he stopped talking once he was read his Miranda rights. President Obamaâ€™s advisers lamely claim Abdulmutallab might be willing to agree to a plea bargain â€“ pretty doubtful you can cut a deal with a suicide bomber. John Brennan, the Presidentâ€™s top counterterrorism adviser, bizarrely claimed â€œthere are no downsides or upsidesâ€ to treating terrorists as enemy combatants. That is absurd. There is a very serious downside to treating them as criminals: terrorists invoke their â€œrightâ€ to remain silent and stop talking. Terrorists donâ€™t tell us where they were trained, what they were trained in, who they were trained by, and who they were trained with. Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats. It only gives our enemies access to courtrooms where they can publicly grandstand, and to defense attorneys who can manipulate the legal process to gain access to classified information.
President Obama was right to change his policy and decide to send no more detainees to Yemen where they can be free to rejoin their war on America. Now he must back off his reckless plan to close Guantanamo, begin treating terrorists as wartime enemies not suspects alleged to have committed crimes, and recognize that the real nature of the terrorist threat requires a commander-in-chief, not a constitutional law professor.
Will the Moron In Thief take heed? Of course not. He’s smarterer than you, and the only war he’s interested in winning is the one he’s waging against capitalism, democracy, freedom, and American sovereignty.