arrest of Faisal Shahzad in the Times Square car bomb incident, the inevitable debate over Miranda now begins.
On Fox and Friends, Glenn Beck and Brian Kilmeade debated the issue of when to read the suspect his rights. Beck took the position that the Constitution must be upheld and the guy should be read his rights; Kilmeade, whether out of conviction or just playing devil's advocate, chided Beck for "forgoing the intelligence."
The Holder Justice Department caught a lot of flak (a lot of it from me) about reading The Underwear Bomber his rights after less than an hour of interrogation.
The difference here, of course, is that Shahzad is an American citizen. I'm going to stand with Beck on this one. As he said, it's probably not a "popular" decision, but you can't disregard the Constitution. The popular decision would be to drop the guy in a vat of boiling oil, but we can't do that either.
Stay tuned to Stacy McCain's place today. While I'm killing Julius Caesar (again), Stacy is all over this story and the rapidly developing updates.