Alas, I am *not* writing for the Washington Post now.
Imagine my surprise when British news magazine The Week announced that I was writing for the WaPo: Who they are referring to is actually the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, who indeed is not particularly buying the ‘distraught over his foreclosure’ defense being made on Faisal Shahzad’s behalf. But if it makes The Week feel any better, I was as skeptical about this particular defense as | Read More »
Ambiguity is the last refuge of the apologist.
After being raked over the coals by his own comments section for taking seriously his – girlfriend’s? I’m uncertain – fairly pointless observation that suspected traitor and terrorist Faisal Shahzad’s house was foreclosed, Ezra Klein huffed in a follow-up: I thought I said pretty explicitly that speculating about why a terrorist commits a terrorist act is a mug’s game… What he actually said was: That | Read More »
It’s Because They Want To Kill Us, Stupid
The night the NYC car bomb attempt went down, I was so grateful that, once again, the diligence of the public and the swift action of the NYC Police thwarted yet another potential attack. Shortly thereafter, while still incredibly grateful obviously, I became angry. I’ve had it. Firstly, because the current strategy of homeland security seems to be “Hey, guys, we’ve totally unclenched our fists. | Read More »
Yes, Faisal Shahzad must get Mirandized.
The man’s a naturalized citizen who was arrested on American soil. Glenn Beck is completely correct: we have to Mirandize suspected traitors.
Here is the Washington Post story on the detention of Faisal Shahzad, the suspected bomber in New York — or at least a person of interest. Here is the Wall Street Journal story on the same. The man is a naturalized American citizen from Pakistan and was detained as he was trying to fly to Dubai. Guess what words are not mentioned in either story? | Read More »