Here’s an excerpt of a conversation between Senator Lindsey Graham and Attorney General Eric Holder at yesterday’s Senate hearing, where even NPR reported that Holder was unprepared:
GRAHAM: If we captured bin Laden tomorrow, would he be entitled to Miranda warnings at the moment of capture?
HOLDER: Again I’m not — that all depends. I mean, the notion that we —
GRAHAM: Well, it does not depend. If you’re going to prosecute anybody in civilian court, our law is clear that the moment custodial interrogation occurs the defendant, the criminal defendant, is entitled to a lawyer and to be informed of their right to remain silent.
That all depends? Are f-ing kidding me? Holder’s desire to capture bin Laden and prosecute him in civilian court sure seems to be a big departure from the words his boss said during the campaign.
Here’s the NPR report on the subject.
More evidence that these guys simply are not nearly as smart as they think they are, as they fail to consider even the most rudimentary unintended consequences.