OBAMA AND THE MIRANDA WARNING…Sounds like a bedtime story doesn’t it? Well, far from it. It is more like a NIGHTMARE! Apparently, according to U.S. Lawmakers, the Obama Administration has ordered the FBI to read “detainees” their rights. A senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has made accusations that they are “quietly” ordering the FBI to “Mirandize” terrorist suspects at detention facilities in Afghanistan. Excuse me? Now, let’s put it into perspective. We are just coming off the 65th Anniversary celebration of D-Day. Let me recycle a few of President Obama’s words. President Obama: ...The sheer improbability of this victory is part of what makes D-Day so memorable. It also arises from the clarity of purpose with which this war was waged. No one had any misconceptions of the intent of the enemy at Normandy or in any combat situation. No one cared about Miranda Rights when…as President Obama stated…an unimaginable hell rained down on the men inside (ships at Omaha). So why is Mr. Obama trying to befuddle those in the field (CIA, FBI, soldiers, etc.) by creating chaos according to Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan? Every war…and we are at war…has to have “the clarity of purpose” you addressed so eloquently, President Obama. You are becoming an embarrassment, Mr. President, because you can eloquently deliver a speech, but fumble with its meaning in any historical context beyond the one “at hand”. Lyndon Johnson said that there are moments when "...history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom." There were no Miranda Rights for the minutemen who gathered at Lexington. There were no Miranda Rights for the D-Day soldiers, sailors, and paratroopers. There should be no Miranda Rights for anyone who threatens the security of our nation…or any nation…when placed in the throes of war!
Note: Every soldier should enter into combat confident that his leaders are on his side.
May God bless America…and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 6-12-09