Responding to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s concern that under administration policy we might have to “Mirandize” Osama bin Laden, Sen. Patrick Leahy claims that “If the U.S. captures bin Laden, there’s no need to interrogate him.” Leahy explained that we already “have enough on” bin Laden.
Conservatives like to say that the Democrats are reverting to a pre-9/11 mentality whereby we treat Islamist terrorism mainly as a law enforcement issue. But I’m pretty sure that, even pre-9/11, we would have interrogated a captured terrorist leader not just to “get enough on him” for a prosecution, but also to find out where his fellow terrorists could be found and what they might be planning.
Via NRO’s Corner.
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