Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Day Airplane Bomber Terrorist Being Offered a Deal?

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Al Qaeda connected suicide underwear wearing Christmas day bomber (for which the system worked and did not work), is apparently being offered some sort of deal. We do need to extract information from him, but there has got to be a better way then offering him cable as he spends the rest of his life in prison.

"The U.S. Government is offering the suspect charged with attempting to bomb an aircraft on Christmas Day, Omar Abdulmutallab, some kind of incentives to share what he knows about Al Qaeda, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Sunday.

Asked why Abdulmutallab should cooperate given his right, as criminal defendant, to remain silent, Brennan replied: "He doesn't have to but he knows there are certain things that are on the table... if he wants to engage with us in a productive manner, there are ways he can do that."

Asked if Abdulmutallab's willingness to talk changed once he had an attorney, Brennan declined to answer. "I'm not going to address what he did before or after he talked with a lawyer," the adviser said.

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