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We take care not to rush to judgment.
Not about the motivations of these individuals.
Certainly not about.
Entire groups of people that was from Friday night at the White House.
How is the administration handling the Boston bombings now how are they reacting to it.
Seven administration in the early hours of this suggesting there was no connection to a large organization that may or may not be the case but we do not know there.
There has been some caution in cases like the Times Square bombing even Ben -- at last September Stephen.
A senior writer weekly standard.
Fox's contributor Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland both with me now to talk about this good morning to both if -- Stephen always start with you you -- Very eloquent piece about this that I just it just drawl it out a little bit right now.
About how you how you see the response is it good is it accurate is it measured is it too cautious.
Well it's early I don't have any problem with the president of the United States saying we shouldn't rush to judgment of course we shouldn't rush to judgment.
But I think at the same time he needs to make sure that his team and and the national security.
Infrastructure that we haven't placed the United States.
-- and also avoid coming to conclusions that are presenting themselves to us and I think.
Just as you suggest that we've seen that in the past we saw that first with the Christmas Day bomber.
Back in 2009.
Where -- we had at evidence very early that he had been involved with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
And the administration suggested that he was instead an isolated extremist we sought in Times Square we saw with Ben Ghazi.
We can't afford to repeat those kinds of mistakes we need to be open to anything and everything and the investigations -- its early stages.
We should be looking at everything let me come back to back KT you're a little stronger -- language today that you say the administration's been watching too many Harry Potter.
Yeah I remember something about the Harry Potter movies they would never name the evil lord Baltimore they thought they named him but it we get in power.
When in fact he was out for world domination and wanted to kill them -- well in this case by not naming this by not calling Islamic extremism by not calling them jihadist.
By not calling them terrorists what have you done -- in -- given them power why because you're not looking for them.
And if you don't look for something if you don't name that you don't think it eggs fish he'll never find it when in fact.
We have seen with in Boston bombings that terrorism is now home -- this is a new chapter in terrorism.
This is Americans who have been radicalize either over the Internet.
Or through there.
Wherever they've been through their groups and they are now killing American innocence and once they cross that threshold that it's okay to kill women and children and maybe myself.
In the bargain then it becomes easy and cheap.
You will see them much more -- -- to be clear though Friday night that the president did use the word terrorist.
Quote now -- will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have passed.
True except for the fact that they wouldn't use the word terrorist when I talked about and Ghazi.
They won't use that as a whole mindset of we got bin Laden terrorism over it's not over if you don't if you don't admit that it's not over.
My problem is that you're not going to see it you're not going to find it -- -- the older brother went to the FBI and he was interrogated.
Why did they let him go it was just an innocent mistake they didn't think there was a problem here but we've been worn by the Russian intelligence services -- not for this guy.
And somehow he slipped through our fingers you just wonder is are going to be more and more of this because we refuse to look for.
Okay Stephen now you -- you reach a bit of a different conclusion on this.
Bit because when the president used that phrase.
Will investigate any association these terrorists may have had you believe that is a good start.
Now did you hear.
That throughout the entire week last week.
Or is it just Friday night that this camera.
No I think it was just Friday night in and in fact you know -- of the reasons that that I wrote my piece was there was a quote from a US intelligence official.
In an article in the Newsweek -- Daily Beast in which.
This official said we've all but ruled out any connections to international terror or any idea that -- and al-Qaeda central or al-Qaeda affiliate.
May have directed this -- or otherwise been involved that's precisely what I think we need to -- -- we cannot be ruling out things I mean at that time.
This was before -- even really known much about these two Brothers in of course now what it comes to our attention that the FBI had been warned by the Russians that.
Carol wants -- -- might well have connections to international terror they said he was going to travel overseas and potentially meet with unspecified groups well what have.
We shouldn't be ruling out things at the beginning -- her -- I think a lot of he would agree if you're on that point on the Miranda rights point.
-- and this is what speaker Boehner told us last hour.
Are you OK with him not being read his Miranda rights I -- by this point I think is perfectly fine.
-- only matters in under one exception you can always Moran does.
That this individual but the important thing is to get the information now I have not heard a lot of people disagree with that.
Yeah I think the opposite what they hammer and memoranda -- and what he had clammed up.
Well and what if there have been god forbid another attack somehow that we could've prevented we -- seen coming.
If we had questions I just think of the conversation we'd be having if there was a second attack that we knew.
We could've potentially prevented but we didn't because.
We but -- not an act and -- this in this specific law it was it was broadened just two years ago.
And I it -- it was changed by executive order right I mean that that's something the president put an action in case you would have an event like this.
And -- that you could possibly have active ongoing terror attacks or threats of terror attacks that could endanger the safety of the public.
Well that's why I think he's -- -- right thing by not giving him.
The ability to be quiet we need to get information out of this man what is he now who does he know how how big is this -- It did just you know don't use common sense it's not a -- these guys went to the Internet -- a couple of jihadist web sites decided yeah -- just got a Home Depot.
And and build a bomb and then they were able to pull off what they pulled up there is some of this threat there are more threads to this than just to.
Radicalized -- an unfortunate they were enormously successful too.
I KT thank you Stephen -- thanks to -- well.
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