Post Tagged with: "Christmas Day bomber"

July 16, 2010 08:05

Second Christmas Day Plot May Have Been Planned for NYC

The failed airplane bombing over Detroit on Christmas Day may not have been the only holiday attack that extremists plotted, with intelligence from overseas indicating three weeks earlier that a plot targeting New York City on the same day may have been in the works.

May 7, 2010 06:08

GOP says terror attack points out ‘systemic failure’ of US security under Obama

“These guys continue to be in denial,” Hoekstra says of the White House. “We’re just a couple of smart people away from having 300, 400, 500 Americans killed. We have to express our appreciation to the FBI and the New York Police Department for capturing this guy, but our focus should be on how he got to Times Square and almost blew up an SUV loaded with explosives. That’s not success in my book. Success would have been identifying this guy and making sure he didn’t get to Times Square.”

February 2, 2010 08:39

The Case for Military Tribunals

Battleground conditions do not translate to federal criminal rules. There are no evidence bags stored in the foxhole to preserve the chain of custody. Any effort by a trial judge to force the terrorist’s foot into our constitutionally honed Cinderella shoe threatens valued protections that have been enlarged over two centuries of Supreme Court review, most since World War II. At the same time, a policy that includes the possibility of a civilian trial for any terrorist controls our treatment of all terrorists, thereby crippling our ability to obtain needed intelligence.