The Washington Post has come out with a sharp criticism of the Obama administration and their handling of Christmas Day Underpants bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. WaPo called the Obama administration “myopic, irresponsible and potentially dangerous.
The WaPo editorial says they originally supported the administration’s decision to charge Abdulmutallab in federal civilian court – until they realized that the decision to do so had not “been made after due consideration.” The article says the decision was a “knee-jerk default to a crime-and-punishment model.”
It is now clear that the administration did not give serious thought to
anything but Door No. 1. This was myopic, irresponsible and potentially
The problem WaPo has is believing “due consideration” would have logically come to the conclusion that Abdulmutallab belonged in a civilian court. Nevertheless, it is good to see mainstream media drop their groveling to above knee level, but where was their own assessment of the situation…their own questioning of an obviously controversial situation.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee found last week that no one in the massive intelligence and homeland security bureaucracy were consulted about Abdulmutallab being Mirandized and placed into the federal civilian court system. No one was consulted! This leaves the responsibility with Barack Obama and Eric Holder. The White House says they did not know about the plan until after the Underpants Bomber had been Mirandized. Eric Holder has been an Attorney General gone wild since he stepped into the office.
Related and Background:
Top National Security no Consulted in Abdulmutallab Civilian Court Decision