There is no reason NOT to mirandize.
In the first place, the guy has spent the last 10 years living in Boston. I recall seeing a passing reference to him watching CSI as I rolled down his old twitter postings. Telling him miranda rights is not telling him something he does not already know. That’s quite different than taking into custody some ignorant terrorist in Afghanistan. Telling that guy he doesn’t have to talk and can get a free lawyer if he wants could make a huge difference.
Secondly, Holder and Obama will NEVER authorize enhanced interrogation. So they aren’t really going to interrogate him anyway. If the guy decides to talk, it’s not going to be because he doesn’t know about his miranda rights.
So the reality is, in this situation we don’t gain anything by not mirandizing him, and not doing just gives an opening to his lawyer to try to explore whether not mirandizing was really justified under the exception.
Please see my post #43 on this
Agreed! This kid is no hard case, we will get to the bottom of things here.