Sen. Saxby Chambliss commented yesterday on the capture of the Boston terror suspect arrest.
There has been much made of whether this suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was given his Miranda rights and there have been conflicting reports. Some say he was unresponsive when he was taken into custody, some say they used a federal exception to waive Miranda rights in cases of terror.
On Monday, Dr. Timothy Furnish, a PhD is Islamic Studies from our home state of Georgia, will weigh in on the ins an outs of this particular arrest on ZPolitics.
For now, we can only go on what we know. Senator Chambliss is one of the best minds in the Senate on Terrorism and Intelligence and he believes we need to take the time we need to interrogate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev beyond the 48 hour window the federal waiver gives.
Chambliss says, “This is not an ordinary criminal case, and a brief interrogation under that exception is wholly insufficient. Our courts, including the Supreme Court, allow detaining and interrogating terrorism suspects as enemy combatants, regardless of citizenship, and there is no reason to not follow that precedent here.”
We will keep on top of the Georgia angle to this story. Given the seniority of Sen. Saxby Chambliss in National Security and Intelligence in the Senate, we’ll be hearing from him.