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Senators Push Obama To Hand Over Christmas Day Bomber To The DOD

February 1, 2010 by  

Senators push Obama to hand over Christmas Day bomber to the DODThe chairman and the top ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have demanded that the Obama administration transfer Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to military custody.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT.) and Susan Collins (R-ME.) wrote that Abdulmutallab, the suspect in the failed Christmas Day airline bombing, needs to be treated as an unprivileged enemy belligerent (UEB) and charged accordingly.

Although President Obama "has said repeatedly that we are at war, it does not appear to us that the president’s words are reflected in the actions of some in the executive branch, including some at the Department of Justice, responsible for fighting that war," the senators stated in the letter.

They added that the decision to charge him in criminal court "almost certainly prevented the military and the intelligence community from obtaining information that would have been critical to learning more about how our enemy operates and to preventing future attacks."

Lieberman and Collins also heavily criticized the decision to read Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights, as he was openly talking about details regarding the attack when first confronted by law enforcement. After being read his civilian rights, Abdulmutallab subsequently obtained a lawyer.

The two senators urged the Obama administration to "reverse this error" by transferring the suspect to the custody of the Department of Defense.
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  • Robert

    So it’s reported today that The Justice Department, FBI, CIA and he Homeland Security made the decision to read this terrists his Marander rights. And all the top Hocho’s of these departments have gone on record as saying they did not give that order. So who made the decision. The janitors? This administration has no intention of making our country secure. Another attack on the homeland will provide Rahm Emanuel the crisis he needs to have Obama declare martial law and suspend the November elections. I wonder what Obama’s response would be if the next terrorist attack was aimed at his family? It would be a whole different story then. But if it’s aimed at the rest of the American people then we would be told it’s the past administrations fault because of their failed policies.

    • Zman

      “We the people” have lost respect for this guy, our President. He is an educated law professor? From what country? He should know the right thing to do but on every occasion makes the wrong decision for Americans. Hello America…

  • J C

    They should turn him over to the Air Force, they can air drop him back to Nigeria.

    • JeffH

      I volunteer to pack his parachute.

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    The only fight left for this Kenyan born president is with the true democratic party members, not with the progressives(marxist), who are now in the “majority” of the democratic party.

  • Jim Patrick

    When will everyone wake up! Barack Hussein Obama is a “Muslim Sympathizer”… I not a Muslim at heart. His deep bow to the Saudi Prince should have been enough to convince most Americans that Obama is not a true American President. We bow to no one, period! His education in Indonesia and the fact that he has sealed all of his education records in the U.S. shows that he has something to hide as to his background. Americans, get your head out of your hind end! Obama wants Muslim Sharia Law in our country!

    • Jim Patrick

      meant to say, “IF not a Muslim at heart.”

  • Lin Bakker

    With the election of Brown, do we stand any chance at all of stopping this usurper? Will Brown be another RHINO disappointment? We hope not! But if so, he will never see another 6 years! If we don’t get this Kenyan faker TOTUS out of here and send him back to Kenya, we are cooked as far as our Constitution goes! This guy never read it, never intended to defend it and “took” OUR High Office to stomp all over it AND us! Can’t these voting dolts see this? With a slam to the SCOTUS, it is more obvious his incredulity grows by the second. He cares for no one! No one but the Mustlims. They are his brothers. The Iotola said so! Called him Brother Obama! “We are praying for him”. And guess what? Allah got him elected? Right! My back-side he did! Soros, Acorn and the Big Union pumped 1 Billion into his machine because the agenda is Socialism, Marxism and every “ism” in the world but Amerian. There is no “ism” is American! BO isn’t one!

  • http://earth-renewable-energy Lee Polar

    I believe Pres Obama should uphold the consitution. Enemys of this country should be trial as combatant in a military court. A civilian trial is only for citizens of the united states. He must do this to protect the people of this country from those who want to kill us. All
    states will be at risk if these people get a platform to spew there hate and contempt for America.

  • Michael J.

    It is a travesty that the underwear bomber was never briefed by the CIA. Was the administration afraid that a detailed interogation would yield evidence that Obama’s Muslim bretheren were acomplisses in this “Fruit of the Boom” plot?

  • Lin Bakker

    Forgot to comment on the Christmas bomber which is the topic of this article. YES! Turn him over NOW! He should never have been read the Maranda statement. That is for American’s only and so what do these guys think they are doing? Don’t they know the law? Someone needs to go back for a refresher course in how it’s done here or have they become so Internationized by this TOTUS that they don’t even know what to do when someone commits an act of TERROR in our own backyard. He needs to be tried in a Military Tribunal….PERIOD! End of story! And thank God for our Rep. Senators for raising that very crucial point to this Kenyan who needs to go back home and let an American President run things like it ALWAYS has been here.

    • old dave

      They know! This is part of the CHANGE we were promised!

  • http://yahoo Ed California

    Mr Oreilly,

    If all of us think Obama is from Kenya (muslim) then you sir must be the pin head. The way we need to take care of these individuals is snap there neck when you get your hands on them no trial no tax dollars spent. These ruthless people need to be delt with expeditiously!

  • George d.o.b. 1926

    In my humble opinion 50 minutes should be enough to put a bullet in his head.

  • Vic Bailey, Auburn, Georgia

    The bleeding hearts will have you believing that it was all because of a bad childhood, and he really didn’t mean to do this, and with a little guidance he will be just fine!!! There is only one way to deal with people like this and that is to have them disappear off the face of the earth.

  • Warrior

    It was all a mistake, he was being bussed (Arne Duncan’s new expanded educational plan) to Detroit to attend public school.

  • Rod

    He should be turned over to D.O.D. and be tried in a Military court!
    He has NO rights!

  • rosina

    Every comment so far is correct.
    Obama has done everything to upset the Constitution upon which the country was built as A REPUBLIC.
    It is NOT a communist country but this is definitely what he wants with his so-called democrats who are really marxists-e.g. pelosi/reid.
    They are looking to be a dictatorship! Only friends will be free such as the panthers for whom Holder decided to cancel case after they were accused and found guilty, or the Acorn thugs etc.
    Most of the so-called czars are commies also. These persons must be eliminated from power as soon as possible before we are all under a dictatorship.

    • American Citizen

      If you saw/heard Obama’s speech at the Republican retreat, you’d know he either doesn’t understand the gravity of what he does and says or, and I think this is what is true, he has his own agenda. He told us that in so many words during his campaign. People just were not hearing him.

      • JeffH

        Obama knows exactley what he is doing. Again, I say he will not deviate from his ideals or his agenda for America.

  • Zman

    ObamaCzar’s will now execute his agenda, without approval from congress.

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