We can not even give terrorists sponge baths to encourage them to talk..... After all, Eric "Obama's Legal Beagle" Holder nixed interrogating the panty bomber and made em read the Miranada warnings. Wonder if any of the Delta Airlines passengers had tingles up and down their legs when they found out that the panty bomber was fully protected under the American rules of law?
It appears to me that Holder shielded the pantie bomber from the National Security High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG).
In a previous press release, 08/2009, A/G Holder touted the use of the HIG. ".....creating the new interrogation unit, first reported by The Washington Independent, drew heavily from a proposal given to the task force in the spring by three security experts: Philip Heymann, a former deputy attorney general, forensic psychiatrist Robert Fein, and former CIA official John MacGaffin. The three, who contribute to a government advisory body called the Intelligence Science Board, recommended drawing a team together from the best interrogators from across the government to employ the best proven interrogation techniques for eliciting information humanely, and to create an institutional study of available social science information to inform interrogations. Both proposals were embraced by the task force, and one of the senior administration officials on the conference call praised the Intelligence Science Board’s work as “very thorough.”
The interrogations task force that recommended creating the new interrogation unit was chaired by Holder and co-chaired by Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence and Bob Gates, the secretary of defense. It was run by J. Douglas Wilson, chief of the National Security Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Holder released a statement saying the HIG would “yield valuable intelligence and strengthen our national security” and pledged that “there is no tension between strengthening our national security and meeting our commitment to the rule of law.” source used: Obama Announces New Interagency Interrogation Force « The Washington Independent "
The Obama administration’s most egregious national security blunders over the past year can be traced back to the Department of Justice. From the handling of the interrogation and incarceration of the accused Christmas Day bomber to the decision to try the 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts, these national security misjudgments have made the United States less safe in the War on Terror. While the buck ultimately stops with President Obama, it is now clear, after a year of mistakes, that Eric Holder has failed in his role as Attorney General. He must go.
When Eric Holder was nominated for the post of Attorney General there was a small glimmer of hope among some conservatives that he would be reasonable when it came to war on terror issues. That hope was almost entirely based on a 2002 interview with CNN where Holder stated, correctly, that it was “hard for me to see how members of Al Qaeda could be considered prisoners of war” and thus entitled to the “protection of the Geneva Convention.” He continued: “One of the things we clearly want to do with these prisoners is to have an ability to interrogate them and find out what their future plans might be, where other cells are located,” he told then-CNN anchor Paula Zahn. “Under the Geneva Convention…you are really limited in the amount of information that you can elicit from people.” Courtesy of FoxNews
Holder apparently pulled the plug when the HIG should have been used.... Go figure, it is the Obama adminstration. Move the goal posts when needed, fudge and smudge the facts, and then deny like hell anything that is not on their current agenda.....