From NBC's Mark Murray and Chuck Todd
Back in the spring, remember when the political world was debating whether the failed Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, should have been read his Miranda rights?
Well, now that Shahzad was sentenced to spend his life in prison, the Obama administration is taking a bit of a victory lap, pointing out how the U.S. justice system worked in this case (though with the help of a Shahzad's confession).
Said White House spokesman Nick Shapiro:
We are pleased that this terrorist has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, after providing substantial intelligence to our interrogators, and a speedy civilian trial. We tried the case in a civilian court, we were able to use everything that he said and everything that we uncovered for intelligence collection purposes. His trial served no propaganda purpose for al Qaeda, and only underscored the strength of our justice system. The case shows once again how our values and the rule of law can keep us safe against those determined to do us harm on behalf of terrorist organizations overseas.