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Bush: So let’s go out and arrest him right now!
Briefer: Well, Mr. President, there’s a problem. They haven’t done anything wrong yet. The Fourth Amendment says you can’t start investigating people until there’s probable cause that they’ve committed or are about to commit a crime. All we’ve got now is that these guys are Middle Easterners who’ve been taking flight lessons. If we try to move now, that would be racial profiling. You wouldn’t want to do that, would you, sir?
Bush: Gosh no, I guess you’re right.
Briefer: So what do you want to suggest?
Bush: I’ve got it! They’re going to hijack the plane out of Boston on September 11th, right? Let’s take Air Force One and cruise the area that morning. As soon as we see a plane divert toward New York, well turn on our flashing lights, force them to land at Newark, read ‘em their rights, and arrest them on the spot. That way we can stop the whole thing without violating the Constitution.
Briefer: (high-fiving). Mr. President, you’ve got it! All system go! We’ll see you the morning of September 11th!
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