NEW YORK — When the American-born Al Qaeda recruit Bryant Neal Vinas was captured in Pakistan late last year, he wasn't whisked off to a military prison or a secret CIA facility in another country to be interrogated.
Instead, the itinerant terrorist landed in the hands of the FBI and was flown back to New York to face justice.
Months before President Barack Obama took office with a pledge to change U.S. counterterrorism policies, the Bush administration gave Vinas all the rights of American criminal suspects.
And he talked.
So it's a Big Lie that the Bush Administration was somehow evil and mean.
Inconvenient truth for the anti-Bush conspiracy theorists and lunatics, who are the same folks who accuse folks asking Obama to prove he was born in the USA by showing us his real birth certificate "conspiracy theorists", "birfers", "racists", etc., etc....