June 30, 2014

The media consistently brings on many more Republicans to let them air out their grievances against President Obama's foreign policy whether there's any validity to their complaints or not. This outrageous statement by Rep, McCaul, for example, where he says that Obama is more interested in a criminal prosecution than protecting America from terrorist attacks.

Face The Nation:

BOB SCHIEFFER: I want to ask you first about the arrest of Abu Khattalah, the suspect in those Benghazi attacks, arraigned him in federal court yesterday. They've been talking to him; our investigators have, for about ten days. I know you've been briefed on what they've been talking about. What can you tell us about that? Have we gotten anything relevant from him so far?

REP. MICHAEL MCCAUL: Well, we do know that he's been talking, but ten days is not sufficient to fully debrief a terrorist in terms of the intelligence value. My concern with this whole scenario is we're treating him-- rather than prosecuting a war, we're prosecuting criminal cases.

When we rushed to interrogate and rushed to mirandize, we lose valuable intelligence in terms of, "Who were the other suspects involved in Benghazi? Were there other threats to not only Americans over in the region, but also to the homeland?" And I'm concerned the administration is valuing, you know, this rush to criminal prosecutions rather than trying to get the intelligence value out of this suspect.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Well, what would you have done? Would you have put him before a military tribunal?

REP. MICHAEL MCCAUL: I think the better route is to take him, we do have a facility in Guantanamo, they could treat him as a war criminal, rather than a criminal defendant. We have brought a foreign terrorist and given him due process rights under our Constitution here in the United States, right down the street from where you and I are in the nation's capital.

I don't think that's the right approach in prosecuting the war on terrorism. And I think to make it even worse was that the fact is he was so readily accessible that CNN, Fox had interviewed him, now we're find-

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