Blog Noir: "Who You Gonna Believe?"

Adam Serwer asks you to choose between two parties when Mirandizing terror suspects. One guy has experience interrogating suspects. The other guy doesn't.


Adam Serwer has come out of his DC igloo just long enough to post this quick gem

You have two choices.

National Journal
Desk Jockey Stuart Taylor Jr.:

The Holder-Obama policy of promptly reading terrorist suspects their Miranda rights comes close to guaranteeing that no timely intelligence will ever be extracted from any of them.

Or experienced FBI Interrogator Ali Soufan:

Whether suspects cooperate depends on the skill of the interrogator and the mindset of the suspects — not whether they’ve been told they can remain silent. When legally required, I’ve read some top Qaeda terrorists their rights and they’ve still provided valuable intelligence.

One of these men has interrogated high level terrorists. The other one works at a think tank. Hard choices.