The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.
The main reason for the deterioration of modern faith is not its sins of commission, but its sins of omission. People can forgive scandal in religion so long as, the rest of the time, religion guides and inspires them.
While some Republican politicians attempted to turn the Shahzad chase and investigation into an occasion for attacking civil liberties, it is clear that it moved forward in an extremely effective and expeditious manner.
McCain doesn't seem to know that Mirandizing criminal suspects is something that we do here in America. Especially in instances where the goal is to make the suspect "face charges" that potentially result in a "death sentence."