“On a recent tr ip to Afghanistan, I learned that the Obama Justice Department is reading Miranda rights to foreign terrorist suspects — effectively extending constitutional protections reserved for US citizens to terrorists picked up on the battlefield,” Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, writes in the New York Post.
“The International Committee of the Red Cross is following up by explaining to the suspects their new ‘rights’ — so that terror suspects are now asking for lawyers and refusing to talk. This creates a major problem for U.S. intelligence officers — a major barrier to questioning that in the past has helped protect Americans and U.S. interests. ...
“What’s wrong with applying the investigative techniques, evidentiary standards and protections for the accused of a U.S. criminal investigation to foreign terror suspects captured outside of the United States? Simple: It will allow many suspects to game the U.S. legal system — and free some terrorists to fight again,” said Mr. Rogers, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee’s terrorism subcommittee and a former FBI agent.
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