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GOP: Obama giving underwear bomber too many rights

22 GOP Senators wrote to President Obama today to ask him to reconsider his decision to try underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal court system and name him an "enemy combatant." "Other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation, no member of the intelligence community – in particular the Central Intelligence Agency – had ...

22 GOP Senators wrote to President Obama today to ask him to reconsider his decision to try underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal court system and name him an "enemy combatant."

"Other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation, no member of the intelligence community – in particular the Central Intelligence Agency – had the opportunity to question Abdulmutallab and gather intelligence," read the letter, spearheaded by Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss, "As a foreseeable consequence of the decision to prosecute him as a criminal, Abdulmutallab stopped disclosing information to the FBI upon being informed of all his rights under U.S. criminal law."

You can read the whole thing here.

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