Rob, who keeps me apprised of what they're doing over at the HuffPo and Daily Kook web site, has a post up today about GOP congressmen being briefed about the Panty Bomber.
Responded over there, but my reply is cross-posted below:
Working Link to Politco article about this.
Brennan never told the GOP members whether the suspect had been Mirandized (in fact, if we believe the timelines we're hearing, he was already Mirandized by this point).
Brennan assumes (you know what THAT means), "I explained to them that he was in FBI custody. That Mr. Abdulmatallab was in fact talking, that he was cooperating at that point. They knew that 'in FBI custody' means that there's a process then you follow as far as Mirandizing and presenting him in front of the magistrate."
I am not sure it's fair to assume they knew all THAT from 'in FBI custody.' That sounds like a huge dodge to me.
Regardless of what GOP congressmen knew and didn't know and when they knew it, the decision to Mirandize and treat this SOB like a shoplifter and not like the illegal combatant he is, was WRONG.
Rob, this is what is wrong with the left. You think you have some kind of "gotcha" moment here, but the America people know that the treatment the panty bomber got was wrong, is wrong, and will remain wrong, and the people in charge - the Obama administration - will be held to account for it.
Better start learning the lessons of Massachusetts or suffer a lot of them in November.