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'Hey, Dude, Your Pants Are On Fire': 'Underwear Bomber' To Plead Guilty

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"Contrary to what some have claimed, today's plea removes any doubt that our courts are one of the most effective tools we have to fight terrorism and keep the American people safe," Holder said in a statement.

"Our priority in this case was to ensure that we arrested a man who tried to do us harm, that we collected actionable intelligence from him and that we prosecuted him in a way that was consistent with the rule of law," Holder said. "We will continue to be aggressive in our fight against terrorism and those who target us, and we will let results, not rhetoric, guide our actions."