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Obama Moves to Unravel Twenty Years of 'Law & Order' Episodes, Seeks Optional Miranda --By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 13 Feb 2010 (Updated: 27 May 2010)

The Obusha Friday night bad news dump (under cover of the Olympic Games), is really, really bad and is way beyond Bush!

In a single night, President Barack Obama re-invaded Afghanistan (because it's worked *so well* over the last eight years) and announced that the White House is 'reviewing a plan that would require the Justice Department and FBI to consult with the intelligence community before *deciding* whether to inform terrorism suspects arrested in the United States that they have the right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney.' This is quite staggering, even for the Administration's Friday night bad news dump!

Now, how are we going to watch 'Law & Order,' 'The Closer,' 'NCIS,' and all the other good crime dramas, after the constitutional law scholar unravels their plots by deciding *if* suspects should be read their rights? Soon, the only show we'll be able to watch will be '24.' '24' circumvents Miranda and goes directly to the waterboard. The plots of '24' (like Fox News itself) revolve around torture for the sake of sexual gratification of Fox's audience.

 

Obama doesn't realize that his abject fear of and compete surrender to the GOP is actually engendering the rise of the far right and, ultimately, fascism in the US. Obama is so beyond clueless that the *light* from clueless will take ten billion years to reach the earth.

This is nuts.

This is NOT change that ***I*** can believe in.

It's the Obusha 'Friday Night Extra-constitutional Bad News Dump' -- so big, the dumping actually crossed into Saturday morning! Proposal Would Extend Pre-hearing Detention, Withhold Miranda Warnings in Terror Cases 14 Mar 2010 President Obama’s legal advisers are considering asking Congress to allow the government to detain terrorism suspects longer after their arrests before presenting them to a judge for an initial hearing, according to administration officials familiar with the discussions. If approved, the idea to delay hearings would be attached to broader legislation to allow interrogators to withhold Miranda warnings from terrorism suspects for lengthy periods, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. proposed last week. It is not clear how long of a delay the administration is considering seeking... Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, assailed the Obama administration for considering such ideas. He noted that the administration of President [sic] George W. Bush, which was heavily criticized by civil-liberties groups, never proposed such modifications to criminal procedures.

U.S. reviewing terrorism suspects procedures: paper 13 Feb 2010 The White House is reviewing a plan that would require the Justice Department and FBI to consult with the intelligence community before deciding whether to inform terrorism suspects arrested in the United States that they have the right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney, according to the Washington Post. Senior administration officials said the proposed change in policy is the result of a review ordered by President Barack Obama, the paper reported in its Saturday edition.

Under plan, intelligence agencies would be consulted before reading of rights 13 Feb 2010 The Justice Department and the FBI will consult with the intelligence community on information about terrorism suspects arrested in the United States before deciding whether to read them their Miranda rights under a plan now under review in the White House, according to senior administration officials. The proposal follows a controversy over the handling of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is accused in the attempted Christmas Day bombing and who was read his constitutional rights 10 hours after his arrest.

U.S. launches major surge against Taliban in Afghanistan 13 Feb 2010 Thousands of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers traveling in helicopters and mine-resistant vehicles began punching into a key Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan early Saturday, as the largest military operation since 2001 to assert government control over this country got underway. The first wave of Marines and Afghan soldiers swooped into the farming community of Marja about 2 a.m. Saturday local time (4:30 p.m. Eastern), their CH-53 Super Stallion transport helicopters landing amid clouds of dust on fallow fields.

Helicopter armada heralds Afghan surge --An armada of helicopters lifted a vast force against Taliban strongholds today in the biggest operation ever mounted in Afghanistan. 13 Feb 2010 Wave after wave of helicopters landed across central Helmand marking the start of the major offensive that aims to finally defeat the insurgency. Two hours before dawn the first Chinooks swept low over the Taliban district capital of Showal disgorging a force of British, Afghan and French troops signalling “D-Day”, the start of Operation Moshtarak. [aka 'Operation War Crime']

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