November 19, 2009
Pat Leahy Is an Idiot
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at November 19, 2009 12:36 PM
In case you doubted how utterly stupid the leadership of the majority party in the senate is, consider this gob-smackingly stupid quote from Vermont's senior (and less liberal) senator, Pat Leahy.
"The red herring that my friend [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] was covering is not realistic," Leahy said during an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN. "For one thing, capturing Osama bin Laden — we've had enough on him, we don't need to interrogate him," Leahy added.
This is the Democrat mindset. They have no interest in interrogating OBL to find out what he knows about terror networks or future mass casualty terror plots. In the Obamunist world, terrorists are, at worst, criminals --- kind of like arsonists, just on a bigger scale, (and with legitimate grievances against American power, of course) These people are too stupid to think beyond putting terrorists in prison. The idea that Islamic Fascism is an ideology with objectives far more dangerous than burning down buildings just can't fit into their tiny leftist minds.
Another interesting tidbit from above linked NRO article:
By the way, the situation is actually even worse than Sen. Graham suggested. It's not just that bin Laden, if captured, would be entitled to Miranda warnings because he'd then be in custody (Miranda is required for all custodial interrogation in the U.S.). As Attorney General Holder noted, bin Laden has already been indicted (in 1998). Under American law, that means he is already an "accused" — the formal legal case against him has begun. If we are going to treat him like a civilian defendant with Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, he has a right to counsel now — before we ever capture him.
The lib trial lawyers just love this conversion of a war into a legal matter. There are probably legal eagles out there working up a case to defend UBL on the back burner, just in case.
Posted by: pomalom at November 19, 2009 12:59 PM
Now, for an example of how stupid the Democrats in the House are, go to my latest blog entry: John Conyers Is Stupid
Posted by: LoneWolfArcher at November 19, 2009 1:03 PM
Liberals will say anything to distract from the truth.
Posted by: Dante at November 19, 2009 1:20 PM
I'm sorry, but the Dems just can't think. They appear not to have the brain power to recognize the broader issue here.
Bugger whether bin Laden was indicted or not; he's a special case. Holder is setting a general precedent here that will apply to others who have not been indicted as well as those who have.
That's the point that Graham was making. Holder's lame prevarication about bin Laden is neither here nor there. The question is what happens to the next guy? Will he be tried civilly as well? If not, why not? If he is, will he have to be Mirandized on the battlefield?
Holder mumbled something about how we'll have to make determinations in each case, IIRC. So what is a GI in Iraq or Afghanistan supposed to do - call DC, and wait for Holder to get his finger out to make a determination?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 19, 2009 2:22 PM
For a POS that was censored by Congress for leaking govt intel, you think this guy is worth listening too? He doesnt wasnt to talk abt that, but wants to spit on others F him
Posted by: SoWhat at November 19, 2009 3:16 PM
There's an echo in here ;)
Posted by: FreeWillie at November 19, 2009 4:22 PM
Don't talk about my other secret boyfriend like that!
Posted by: Lao at November 19, 2009 6:35 PM
Being from Vt I have to appologize for my rep(s). I would like to say I am proud of all of them and this was a slip of the tounge--but I can't and it wasn't.
Posted by: Dan at November 19, 2009 8:02 PM
When you listen to Leahy in this clip , you find that he is just throwing things out willy nilly without a bit of evidence. He is literally making things up as he goes along! And from this, the democrats will establish policy.
This clip is an excellent example of liberal lies in practice. Everyone should look at this and see how a leading liberal lies. Spontaneously, and without a second thought.
Leahy is truly educational.
Posted by: Fiberal at November 19, 2009 8:08 PM
Posted by: TED at November 19, 2009 9:04 PM
Liberals dont want the truth to be seen or heard it will stiffle their sinister plans for a SOVIET AMERICA why else are the wanting all the illega aliens in america why else do they want the NORTH AMERICAN UNION
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 19, 2009 9:12 PM
Everyone like "Us" are "We"..All others are "They"
Congress to America.."Let them eat cake"
Posted by: CWO George Samek US Army Retired at November 20, 2009 5:41 AM
The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
Posted by: CWO George Samek US Army Retired at November 20, 2009 5:46 AM
I like Lenny Bruce.
Posted by: Lao at November 20, 2009 6:06 PM