By KASIE HUNT
Politico, January 25, 2010
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is joining Republicans in ripping the FBI for reading Miranda rights to the would-be airline bomber, saying the administration made a mistake and should transfer Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab to military custody.
“We write to urge the administration to immediately transfer Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, a foreign terrorist, to the Department of Defense to be held as an unprivileged enemy belligerent (UEB) and questioned and charged accordingly,” said Lieberman, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday. Ranking member Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also signed the letter.