Eric Holder the Attorney General made the following statement In reference to the guilty plea of Abdulmutallab, the underwear bomber.
"Contrary to what some have claimed, today's plea removes any doubt that our courts are one of the most effective tools we have to fight terrorism and keep the American people safe. Our priority in this case was to ensure that we arrested a man who tried to do us harm, that we collected actionable intelligence from him and that we prosecuted him in a way that was consistent with the rule of law.”
Mr. Holder, the courts did not keep the American people safe in the above incident. The ineptitude of the terrorist, the passengers, perhaps Air Marshals and the flight crew kept
safe. The courts are there to punish people after the crime. And as far as intelligence gathering, you will never know what might have been revealed with more aggressive interrogation. America
My major point is that each of us has a right, if not a duty to protect ourselves, something that seems to be fading from the American psyche.
I have just returned from a weeks vacation and will have a few more posts in the coming days.