Editorial Response: Marc Bregman

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(WOIO) - My name is Marc Bregman and I am responding to Mr. Applegate's recent comments on terrorists being read their Miranda Rights and being tried in federal court.

He claims that it is costing us valuable intelligence. How do you know that, sir? Are you privy to some inside information that the rest of us are not? During 8 years of the Bush administration,  at least one hundred ninety suspected terrorists, including the twentieth 9-11 hijacker Zacharias Moussoui - were tried and convicted in federal court. Where was all the outrage from Applegate and his hypocritical friends on the right? Nowhere to be found.

For 8 years, those of us on the left were told you cannot criticize a president during war time.   Those who did were called un-American and un-patriotic. Applegate and his fellow hypocrites have amnesia when it comes to that notion now. As usual, the right has a policy of "do as I say not as I do." I am waiting for the day for Applegate to do an editorial criticizing the right and their hypocrisies. I will not hold my breath.

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