In the Arena

Miranda Wrongs

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In the Washington Post today, former CIA director Mike Hayden has a column lamenting the fact that the Undiebomber was read his Miranda rights after only 50 minutes of negotiation. He is absolutely right: the bomber is an enemy combatant. He doesn’t have Miranda rights. It is entirely possible that we lost valuable intelligence as a result of this stupidity. ¬†We don’t torture anymore and that is good. The notion that we don’t even properly interrogate those who attack us seems unbelievable.