This is good news, I'm glad that Senator Lindsay Graham's opinion on this didn't prevail.
The White House said Monday it will not treat the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attack as an enemy combatant.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill and injure people, would be tried as a terrorist in the federal court system.
"This is absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go,” Carney said a Monday’s White House press briefing.
Carney said the department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder, as well the entire national security team, support not trying the terror suspect as an enemy combatant.
Number of Republicans had called on the Obama administration to declare Tsarnaev an enemy combatant and put him in military detention in order to gather intelligence from him. They argue this would allow the goverment to gather more information from Tsarnaev for a longer period of time.
The government has yet to read Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, and Carney on Monday declined to comment on how long the Justice Department might question Tsarnaev under the public safety exemption from Miranda.
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