The Washington Post has decided that the Obama administration’s decision to read the panty bomber his rights and let him lawyer up was a stupid one:

We originally supported the administration’s decision in the Abdulmutallab case, assuming that it had been made after due consideration. But the decision to try Mr. Abdulmutallab turns out to have resulted not from a deliberative process but as a knee-jerk default to a crime-and-punishment model.

OK, let me get this straight. The editorial writers of the Post thought it was a good decision when they thought the Obama amateurs had actually thought about it. But when they found out they had made a head-up-their-kiester, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants decision, well, then it was a bad decision.

Earth to WaPo. The end result is the same. The amount — or lack — of deliberation does not mitigate the stupidity of the decision.