These Republicans must have something against the Constitution.
That "mistake" was treating him like a serious criminal, tossing him in jail and planning a trial.
Nevertheless, Senators Joseph Lieberman (R-CT) [traitor party affiliation corrected], Susan Collins (R-ME), Robert Bennett (R-UT) and John Ensign (R-NV) are pushing legislation that would require civilian authorities to consult with intelligence leaders when taking an accused terrorist into custody.
"[This] legislation would not deprive the President of any investigative tool," Sen. Lieberman's Web site claims [traitor delinked]. "It would not preclude a decision to charge a foreign terrorist in our military tribunal system or in our civilian criminal justice system."
In a response, Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, fired back: "It is extremely disturbing that members of the U.S. Congress are essentially calling for Obama administration officials to discard the Constitution when a terrorist suspect is apprehended – as if the Constitution should be applied on a case by case basis."
In the Lieberman press release, Sen. Ensign explained that he believes informing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of his Miranda rights before condemning him to possible life in prison is "as perplexing as it is dangerous."
"This more clearly illustrates that this Administration is more concerned with gently prosecuting terrorists than it is with extracting important intelligence from them that would help prevent future attacks and protect the citizens of this country," he claimed.
"Terrorism is a crime, and to treat terrorism that takes place far from any battlefield as an act of war is to propose that the entire world is a battlefield, to give criminals the elevated status of warriors and to invest whoever the current president may be with the authority to imprison a broad category of people potentially forever, without ever being afforded an opportunity to defend themselves," noted ACLU's Romero… [emphasis added]
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Now, I know that LIEberman claims to be an independent Democrat. He is, in fact, a Republican. If a farm animal says nothing but “Oink”, don’t believe anyone who tells you it isn’t a pig. Contact your Senators today, and tell them, “Traitor Joe must go!”