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  •  I think the President disagrees. (0+ / 0-)

    And I disagree as well.

    However, I think this is the debate to have. If you don't think we are war with terror then, it makes sense to read him his Miranda rights. Because it is just another criminal act.

    But if you think we are at war and he is an enemy combatant then he didn't commit a crime per se and is not entitled to Miranda rights. He is a prisoner of war.

    The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

    by Common Cents on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:34:04 AM PDT

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