Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama are suddenly,
distressingly backtracking on Miranda rights, with Holder's
"We're now dealing with international terrorists" right up there as the
ultimate WTF remark - before Times Square, we were dealing with, what?
But those who have lost the most to international terrorists still argue
they have their rights. Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of 9/11 survivors and families of
victims dedicated to "turning our grief into action for peace," noted
that the rule of law worked for suspect Faisal Shazad: He was read his
rights and promptly began to talk. Holder's proposal, they said, is "a
slippery slope" we should not go down.
"We urge caution
and we invoke reason: we have laws that
work to protect our citizens and our security. We should not proceed
down a road that may become a slippery slope towards the curtailment of
fundamental due process rights that have served this nation well." -
Marsh O'Connor, spokesperson for September 11th Families for Peaceful