More GOP Ignorance About National Security

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Given that the entire GOP congressional leadership just loudly bleated that they know less about FBI procedure than the average moviegoer, maybe Newt Gingrich didn’t want to show how blitheringly ignorant he is. Josh Marshall:

Classic moment last night on The Daily Show when Newt Gingrich explained that it was okay to mirandize “shoe bomber” Richard Reid and not Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab because Reid, unlike Abdulmutallab, is a US citizen.

Only, of course, Reid is a British citizen.

No wonder President Obama’s terrorism poll numbers are rising and the public trusts him to handle terrorism more than the GOP.

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chrisjay
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

Not ignorance, dishonesty.
These scumbags know that the interrogation of Abdulmutallab was extremely fruitful and continued over many, many sessions—interrupted occasionally for such amenities as sleep, food and medication for 3rd degree burns. They know that not only the would-be bomber, but several members of his family, have been cooperating with our intel people, resulting in actionable intel. They know that there is not a bit of difference between the way the shoe-bomber (Bush) and the underwear-bomber (Obama) were handled thru non-military procedures. The only genuine ignorance is being demonstrated by the credulous rightwing electorate. Any of you chumps care to rebut?


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chrisjay
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

Not ignorance, dishonesty.
These scumbags know that the interrogation of Abdulmutallab was extremely fruitful and continued over many, many sessions—interrupted occasionally for such amenities as sleep, food and medication for 3rd degree burns. They know that not only the would-be bomber, but several members of his family, have been cooperating with our intel people, resulting in actionable intel. They know that there is not a bit of difference between the way the shoe-bomber (Bush) and the underwear-bomber (Obama) were handled thru non-military procedures. The only genuine ignorance is being demonstrated by the credulous rightwing electorate. Any of you chumps care to rebut?


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