Plea Bargain for Abdulmutallab?

According to the Washington Post, criminal proceedings are under way with regard to the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian-born Muslim terrorist who attempted to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas day with a defective bomb concealed in his underpants.  Even better, the Obama administration is defending the decision to pursue this as a criminal matter rather than through military proceedings as part of an ongoing war against radical Islam.

Okay, so here’s a radical Islamic jihadist who was caught in the act of attacking innocent Americans.  He admits that he’s part of a greater conspiracy.  Even authorities in Yemen, where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received his training and testicular bomb, admit that there are roughly 300 Al-Qaeda terrorists just waiting for an order to strike the West.  If there is anybody just screaming to be waterboarded, it’s this guy.  Better yet, hook a Die Hard truck battery up to what’s left of his post-incendiary-device twig and berries, and then waterboard him.

But no.  That would be torture.  Never mind that Abdulmutallab likely knows critical information that could save American lives in the future.  Never mind that he wanted to meet Allah and his virgins–and what, pray tell, would those hypothetical virgins see in a Nigerian boy who has a gaping hole where his wedding tackle used to be?–and bring nearly 300 people with him into the afterlife.  We can’t give him the impression that he is drowning.  We’re just going to have to put our trust in offering a lesser sentence to someone who only a week ago was prepared to kill himself for his cause.  That’ll work.

For crying out loud, even the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser admits that Abdulmutallab was singing like a canary until the criminal case forced by this administration began to take shape and the true hilarity and pathetic nature of the situation began to become apparent to him.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian charged with the failed attempt on the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, was initially “talking to people who detained him” but now has a public defender and “doesn’t have to,” John O. Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“We have different ways of obtaining information from individuals” in the criminal-justice process, Brennan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “A lot of people . . . understand what they’re facing, and their lawyers recognize that there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements, [and] we’re going to pursue that.” Brennan told CNN’s “State of the Union” that other terrorism suspects have “given us very valuable information as they’ve gone through the plea-agreement process.”

My head may explode.  Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was completely and totally prepared to kill himself and bring down an airplane with himself in it, all in the name of Allah.  This was last week.  Now, the amateurs in charge of protecting America and Americans believe that offering him a lighter sentence or a bigger prayer rug or maybe some aloe vera for his singed scrotum will be incentive enough for him to provide all of the quality, potentially life-saving information which could be gleaned from more appropriate means?

Please.  All this does is cost time, and with every second that passes, more people like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab are being groomed and prepared for their own missions to kill Americans.  And who, pray tell, is going to stop them?  Janet Napolitano?

It’s absolutely incredible.  And, on this, I’m with Sens. Jim DeMint and Joe Lieberman:

“If we had treated this Christmas Day bomber as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military-style, rather than given the rights of an American and lawyers,” Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on CNN. “We probably lost valuable information.”

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said it was a “very serious mistake” to send Abdulmutallab to federal court.

“He was trained, equipped and directed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” Lieberman said on ABC. “That was an act of war. He should be treated as a prisoner of war, held in a military brig, questioned now, and should have been ever since apprehended for intelligence that could help us stop the next attack or get people in Yemen.”

This president’s and this administration’s attitude toward ensuring the safety and security of the American people against the ever-present threat of radical Islam is going to manifest itself with the deaths of innocent Americans. It’s not about traveling the world and apologizing for America anymore. It’s not even about show trials in Manhattan and moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to Illinois anymore. By mishandling the aftermath of this foiled terrorist attack, President Barack Obama is directly placing Americans in harm’s way.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has an intimate knowledge of what’s going on in Yemen and what has been going on there in the past few weeks. The people who sent him on his suicide mission did not expect for him to survive, and those same people reportedly have hundreds more like Abdulmutallab ready, willing and able to test our porous national security measures — now is not the time to be politically correct.

The only “plea bargain” that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should be receiving should be along the lines of answering his pleas with: “Okay, we’ll stop waterboarding you when you tell us what we need to know.”



  1. Dee says:

    I’m not sure how big of a disaster it will take for either BO to wake up or for the rest of America to wake up and realize that if BO continues to apologize for our country and continues to treat terrorists as common criminals that maybe it’s time for him to go. BO and his buddies are truly in over their heads and the rest of us are asked to depend on him to keep us safe.

  2. John Feeny says:

    I’m just waiting for the first sparks to fly. It’s now only a matter of time.

  3. 2010, 2012 says:

    we must focus on getting enough repulicans to slow this man down.
    imo, we can forget about obama “changing,” for our betterment.
    imo, obama is demonstrating exactly why he and his inner circle
    wnated him in office. it is to fundamentally change america.
    they said it and they mean it.

    imo, he is not about to change, so we must change our direction
    of thinking there is something we can do to change his direction.
    it is WE who must change.

    if you have the time, listen and read carefully going back from
    today to the past 18 years: many of obama’s associates use the
    exact same words, even his wife does the same – - its as if they
    were all schooled in some underground network. these people are
    very, very serious about changing this country. i mean REALLY
    changing it to something we will not be happy with.

  4. 2010, 2012 says:

    p.s. didnt anyone ever teach this man to wear clean underwear in case he had as accident? :-)

  5. this stinks says:

    far too many people especially high ranking Democrats absoluely refuse to LOOK at obama’s pattern of governing and his affinity with terroristic acts. this falls in line with what obama has been trained to think about the united states for a very, very long time. obama’s actions are a direct reflection of his shared views with a lot of enemies of the u.s., imo.

    i would really like to see if anyone among democrats have what it takes to stand up and say, i see a pattern here and these views of this administration needs closer scrutiny. left alone, we will soon be answering to bin ladin with obama’s direct help.

  6. Gail B. says:

    I’m all for the Dutchman who thwarted the bombing attempt to replace Janet Incompetano as Secretary of Homeland Security (as Mark Steyn called her in his column on The Patriot Post).

  7. Psydog says:

    This administration does not understand that radical Islamist look on actions such as these as a sign of weakness. Reactions like this to an obvious militant attack only further emboldens them to attack again. They do understand swift and decisive counter attacks are a show of power and control. Just look how Israel reacts to terrorist attacks.

  8. Hugh says:

    Concerning the Die Hard truck battery, it is Obama and his ilk that don’t make the connection, or shall I say, refuse to make the connection.

    Obama and his ilk are committing Treason as we speak.

    I heard Bill O’Reilly speaking of being “fair to Obama”. It is past the point of being fair to Obama. I have already heard enough and seen enough. I do not know where the tipping point is for America, but it is coming.

  9. Madison, not Marx says:

    Hugh (12:35), the one thing that has kept this country together, kept us from tipping…, the Constitution, has been thrown down and raped this past few months. It is game on now.

  10. Ronald Reagan says:

    “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”

  11. Hugh says:

    Madison, not Marx, at 08:44 am:

    Yes, I agree that the Constitution is being ripped apart. When I was speaking about the “the tipping point”, I was actually thinking about when will We the Peoples’ rise up and stop this foolishness.

    On April 19, 1775, the Colonists fired on the British at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The British detachment had been sent out the night before to destroy military stores at Concord. That was the flash point, the tipping point.

    It takes awhile to form up for battle! “It is game on now” certainly applies.

  12. whats_up says:

    Interesting, Richard Reid was tried in Federal Court by Bush, were you all outraged then?

  13. Joan Dever says:

    If “We the people” do not stand up and take back our America I feel in my heart that America will be no more. Time is running out.

  14. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Richard Reid in Federal Court … yes. This is a war. But it goes deeper than this one terrorist — it’s the attitude of this administration toward what we’re facing. Barack Obama doesn’t even want to use the word “terrorist.” How can we protect ourselves against something without even acknowledging it?

  15. Claudia says:

    Hey What’sUP, Richard Reid was an American citizen, therefore HE was entitled to be tried in a Civil Court, Mutalallab or whatever the spelling of his name is IS A CITIZEN OF NIGERIA, therefore not entitled to be anything in any court but a military tribunal and facing a firing squad.

    As far as Obama and the whole bombing of an airliner crisis, what if Obama KNEW that was going to happen, that the only thing he DIDN’T KNOW was that there would be a few people on that plane that would decide to subdue that creep, and the speech he had prepared to give on Christmas Day was to be one of great solace and sympathy to those who lost families that day, and the reason he didn’t give any speech at all for 6 days is because he had to RE-WRITE his speech. I think he KNEW all along, because way too many things were out of the box (no PASSPORT, Paid CASH for the Ticket, NO Luggage, One way ticket, no extra carry-on with even a change of clothes) and the person who was taking him to the gates and them got him allowed to be on the plane had to be a plant to get him admitted, that this person did what he had to do to get that creep onto the plane, whether it be a greaed palm or a high five bribe of something that the gate security really wanted like the bringing down of American morale on the HOLIEST DAY of our YEAR, and he was still let on that plane and then the FBI and the CIA tried to COVER UP the eyewitness accounts and make them not full to the press and say that there was not a second person and not maybe a third or fourth person involved in this whole thing, and NOW OBAMA IS IN COVER MODE becaue the whole plot was STOPPED hy an energetic Ditchman who wanted to LIVE.

    Oh, and now he is trying to throw the chastizing insults and saying that the people who didn’t do their jobs were the CIA and the Intelligence agencies, the FBI BUT —- NOT HIM….. and he simply won’t put up with this lack of “putting the dots together” BULL&$%#!!!! I SAY HE KNEW ALL ALONG and had a speech already to give that was going to say (like in the case of Hasan) that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions and we should still tolerate Jihadists and not condemn anyone for what they look like, even though he already came out and said that it was obviously an isolated incident….. BULL&%^$!!!

  16. whats_up says:

    Claudia, how can you possibly believe that nonesense. Seriously.

  17. Lexington says:

    John Dever above is right.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Janet Nopoledancer needs to go, now.

  19. Rustynutz says:

    Obama knows that America and the West in general is being led by the nose for the sake of Arab oil. The Islamists are playing the democracy card and beating us at our own game.

    In times of war, which is what we are in, soft bellied civil liberty rules don’t apply. Let the military do their job and keep the press out until the war is over. Every comment on the internet for civil treatment, is another bullet aimed at our troops. This Nigerian son of a billionaire banker puts into the slop bucket all the arguments that Islamic terrorists are products of disadvantage and Western imperialism

  20. Pray For Our Troops says:

    Along the line of thought at 10:23,

    Everyone please read “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell. It is the most powerful war accounting I have ever read. or seen, and I am a huge history buff.

    You will live the hatred of the Taliban, and see first hand the consequences of Rules Of Engagement. The enemy know our weaknesses and our silly rules of war. Experience the mental torment thrust upon a navy SEAL team when they are confronted by unarmed goatherds, who are actually rats for the Taliban army.

    It cost them DEARLY.

    If you don’t weep through the last chapters of this book, I seriously doubt you have a soul.

  21. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Everyone please read “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell

    I’ll second that.

  22. joseph schwab says:

    We could have saved thousands of lives by interrogating Farouk Abdulmutallab instead our president allows the local police to question him and then he lawyers up.Whose side is he on?God help us.

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