400-408 – (:38) PO1 One-Term short (ABC World News Exclusive w/Anchor Diane Sawyer on Nightline 1/25/2010). Obama says he'd rather be a really good one-term President than a two-term mediocre President.
(:07) PO1 short. Obama says he'd rather be a really good one-term President than a two-term mediocre President.
(:15) WH Spokesman Robert Gibbs on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on January 24, 2010, says "FBI interrogators believe they got all they could out of him."
(:07) WH Spokesman Robert Gibbs on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on January 24, 2010, says "FBI interrogators believe they got all they could out of him."
(:27) PO of course not (CBS 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft @ 3/22/2009). "Do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shop lifter down the block? Of course not."
(:09) PO of course not, short. "Do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shop lifter down the block? Of course not."
Here, compressed, is AP's account of how Abdulmutallab was handled after the plane landed. Read it and weep.
He was taken to the hospital by U.S. Customs agents and local cops, to whom he babbled that he was trying to blow up the plane.
Agents from the FBI's Detroit bureau were called in about 2:15. He "spoke openly" and admitted he was from al Qaeda in Yemen. Under a Miranda exception meant to let officials find out fast if another bomb is imminent, the agents didn't issue the standard self-incrimination warning. He talked for 50 minutes. Then, to let the suspect's medications wear off, the interrogators stopped.
Five hours later, the FBI in Washington said it wanted a new interrogation team to do a second interview. This new group of FBI interrogators is called a "clean team."
The AP explains: "By bringing in a so-called 'clean team' of investigators to talk to the suspect, federal officials aimed to ensure that Abdulmutallab's statements would still be admissible if the failure to give him his Miranda warning led a judge to rule out the use of his first admissions . . . . In the end, though, the 'clean team' of interrogators did not prod more revelations from the suspect."
After he was rested and revived, Abdulmutallab was given his Miranda warning. He never said another thing.
•• Marc Thiessen (1/25/2010) High Value: We have no capability to interrogate the most important terrorists. Thiessen is the author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack.
As I explain in Courting Disaster, even if the HIG were "fully operational," we might be better off with Abdulmutallab in the hands of the Detroit Police Department — because under the rules established by the Obama administration, local law-enforcement officials actually have more tools at their disposal to interrogate common criminals than our military and intelligence officials have to interrogate captured terrorists. The Obama administration has limited the techniques available to the HIG to those contained in the Army Field Manual — a document that governs the interrogation of enemy prisoners of war with full Geneva Convention protections — even though there is a wide universe of lawful techniques beyond those included in the Army Field Manual that could be used to question high-value terrorists.
Local police use techniques beyond the Army Field Manual every day. For example, police detectives and district attorneys regularly use the threat of execution to get ordinary criminals to confess — offering to take capital punishment off the table if a criminal cops a plea or turns in his accomplices. Under the Army Field Manual this is not permitted; detainees cannot be threatened in any way. In other words, President Obama has so denuded our intelligence agencies' interrogation capabilities that putting the HIG in charge of his interrogation would likely have been a useless exercise.
• Byron York (1/24/2010) Abdulmutallab interrogated for less than an hour; White House defends handling of terrorist case. Eric Holder did not consult anyone else (other than perhaps Obama) when he okayed Mirandizing Abdulmutallab on December 26th. Under oath on capitol hill, we now know he did not check with any of the top anti-terrorism officials. Not the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter. Not the director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair. Not the secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And, not head of the FBI, Robert Mueller.
•• Rich Lowry (1/26/2010) The Abdulmutallab Travesty: This is brazen self-sabotage.
• Alex Castellanos (1/26/2010) The New Republican: How to build the GOP's next generation.
413-423 – Steve Mays, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay (ccsouthbay.org) and heard right after our show weeknights with his "Light of the Word" program, and author of Heartbeat From Hell, is celebrating his 30th year of ministry this year along with his wonderful wife, Gail. This Sunday night, January 31st at 6:30pm, is a special event in the main sanctuary, with host Dr. Ross Rhoads and guest speaker Pastor Don McClure, with music by the CCSB worship team. They'll be a cool video presentation and some yummy desserts. If you want to send a message to Steve or Gail congratulating them on 30 years, you can go to ccsouthbay.org/30 or email them at email@example.com.
428-437 – Steve Mays
443-452 – Linda Carpenter from Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast in Big Bear (alpenhorn.com, 888-829-6600). They have a mid-week special right now: It's $99/night, Monday through Thursday or 25% off the weekend rates. For a limited time only.
• Liberty Counsel (1/14/10) Display with Ten Commandments Ruled Constitutional by Court of Appeals.
• ABC News (1/26/2010) Univ. of Florida Awaits Tim Tebow Ad.
512-523 – Mat Staver
528-538 – Dr. Jill Hubbard, clinical psychologist, heard regularly as part of the New Life Live (newlife.com) team heard weekdays here on KKLA at 2:00pm, she brings a gentle and insightful woman's perspective to all the issues, balancing the guys nicely. She's in private practice here in LA, helping clients who struggle with depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relational and personal growth issues. She is the author of The Secrets Women Keep: What Women Hide and the Truth that Brings Them Freedom, as well as The Secrets Young Women Keep. Today we talk about the consequences of stuffing your stuff, and the hope in Christ that leads to restoration and reconciliation.
544-554 – Dr. Jill Hubbard
555 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (SeekCounsel.com).
558-608 – Mark Earley, former Virginia Attorney General and now president of Prison Fellowship Ministries (prisonfellowship.org), whom you hear regularly on Breakpoint at 4:55pm. We talk about the need for churches to strengthen marriages, especially the marriages of those incarcerated. 60% of inmates grew up without a dad, and just 6% of children in poverty are growing up with both a mom and a dad.
612-623 – Mark Earley
628-638 – First Segment (Reprise)
644-652 – Steve Mays