Hmmm. Maybe we could start with not reading them their rights. Recognizing they are Islamic Jihadis out to destroy the country. Maybe we could return to enemy combatants, rather than change Miranda. Maybe.
Then again, when you’ve told the world you intend to capture and try these folks in a civilian court under the protections afforded in the US Constitution in order to show the world that we are something that I am not quite sure what we’re supposed to be showing, and then you discover that the old cops and robbers routine doesn’t protect us in war, you have to find a way to stay within the parameters you have set up for yourself and still extract info for the jihadis. The result, let’s a rule that let’s us extract any info we can from them and still use it in a court of law before we use Miranda. Huh?
To combat the changing landscape of the war, both the administration and Congress are considering changes to the law to better address potential plots inside and against the United States.
Holder, whose Justice Department has taken criticism for reading rights to terror suspects like Shahzad and alleged Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, revealed Sunday that the administration plans to work with Congress to propose possible changes to Miranda rights.
“This is in fact big news,” Holder said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It is a new priority.”
Sounds to me like the Mirandizing thing isn’t exactly working the way they had hoped. Sound to me like maybe, just maybe, Bush was right after all? I’m just saying is all.