Thursday, June 11, 2009

WSJ freaks out and misreports - surprise!

From First Read:
The Justice Department says there has been no change in policy on giving Miranda warnings to detainees picked up in Afghanistan.

An article in the Weekly Standard says the Obama administration has ordered a change in policy, requiring agents to give Miranda warnings to all detainees. In fact, agents have from time to time given Miranda warnings to some detainees who, it's thought, might end up being prosecuted in U.S. courts. This began in the last administration.

A DOJ spokesman says there's been no new policy directive.

"There has been no policy change and no blanket instruction issued for FBI agents to Mirandize detainees overseas," spokesman Matt Miller said. "While there have been specific cases in which FBI agents have Mirandized suspects overseas, at both Bagram and in other situations, in order to preserve the quality of evidence obtained, there has been no overall policy change with respect to detainees."
But hey, anything to attack the Obama administration - facts be damned.

UPDATE: Gen. Petraeus calls bullshit on this as well.


Xanthippas said...

Well, that's what happens when you're ideological douchebags.

tsisageya said...

Oh, there's plenty to attack the Obama administration. Mark my words.

Unless he does a complete about-face, there is plenty.

But I don't see that happening, much to my sorrow.

adam said...

Back it up...