Pat Buchanan wants to deny the Detroit would-be bomber pain medicine for his burns. This clearly violates American domestic law and the Geneva Conventions. But what does Buchanan care about human decency and the rule of law? And, we have been told, the dude with the tighty-whities is talking like a canary. And probably with a very posh British accent.

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