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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obama erodes constitutional rights for the sake of hapless terrorists

Several Jihad terrorist groups, including the Taliban, have sworn they will target the US with bombings such as the one that Faisal Shahzad, tried a few weeks ago. His car, packed with flammable materials, failed to ignite. Shahzad made dozens of mistakes. As with the underpants bomber, these latest terrorists just can’t seem to get it right.
We are certainly lucky these latest attempts failed. A lot of innocent people could have been killed or hurt. The US government has tried to tie Faisal Shahzad to organizations that may have trained him in Pakistan. If this is the results of their so-called training, maybe they should focus their energy elsewhere.
This country has been lucky so far. Since 9/11 the US has not learned any good lessons. President Barrack Obama just announced plants to authorized letting suspected terrorists be interrogated without reading them their Miranda rights.

According to The Atlantic Wire:

Angering liberals and civil libertarians, President Obama is "open to looking at" new legislation that would allow authorities to interrogate terror suspects for longer periods before reading them their Miranda rights. On CNN this Monday, Obama's political adviser David Axelrod said the White House was "willing to talk to Congress" about new rules expanding the power of authorities. Pundits are debating whether this will make America safer or needlessly curb civil liberties.

His opponents on the right want to go further and show even more arrogance and contempt towards the people in the countries we are at war with. All of this erodes our own freedoms. Turning the US into a fascist state will not make the US a safer place to live. Who are terrorist and who decides who is a terrorist and who is just a criminal? It just gets murky.
Faisal Shahzad

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