Interesting development and troubling. Being interrogated secretly for two months on a U.S. Navy ship seems a little fishy to me.
The U.S. military captured a Somali terrorism suspect in the Gulf of Aden in April and interrogated him for more than two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship before flying him this week to New York, where he has been indicted on federal charges.
The case represents the Obama administration’s attempt to find a middle ground between open-ended detentions in secret prisons, as practiced by the George W. Bush administration, and its commitment to try as many terrorism cases as possible in civilian courts.
The Obama’s administrations plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo have been undermined by political miscalculations, confusion and timidity in the face of congressional opposition, sources in the administration and on Capitol Hill say.
With the capture of Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, the administration appeared to split the difference, with military and intelligence officials interrogating him secretly for two months before bringing in law enforcement officials to question him for purposes of an indictment. He is the first foreign terrorism suspect captured by the administration outside the United States and moved to this country for trial. …