John McCain is already throwing wild accusations at the NYPD and the FBI apparently. He’s afraid that police agencies followed police procedures. The Miranda thing you know. Plus, they’re not doing what he would do.
Steve Benen at Washington Monthly today:
” . . . this Miranda-related demagoguery is growing stale.
“Najibullah Zazi was Mirandized, and the entire case went beautifully. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was Mirandized, and the results have been excellent. When shoe bomber Richard Reid was taken into custody, the Bush/Cheney administration read him his rights five minutes after he was taken off the plane he tried to blow up, and McCain never said a word. It’s been standard practice, especially with American citizens upon their arrest, for years — spanning administrations of both parties.
“Can’t McCain just let the grown-ups do what they do without offering suggestions from the peanut gallery? The Joint Terrorism Task Force caught the suspect 48 hours after the attempted bombing; the frequently-confused Arizonan should probably trust them to know how best to proceed.”