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Representing Terrorists And Then Working “Against” Them At The Justice Department Is The Same As….

Posted on February 23 2010 10:26 pm
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As featured in AmSpecBlog,  with links to the Washington Examiner and the NewYork Post.

Philip Klein, in his February 23rd post in AmSpecBlog (Holder’s Gitmo Nine):

“In a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, Attorney General Eric Holder discloses that nine lawyers who were appointed to handle detainee issues for the Obama Justice Department had previously worked on behalf of Guantanamo detainees.”

Byron York (as quoted by Klein) in his same-day article in the Washington Examiner (Eric Holder Stonewalls Congress On Terror Lawyers):

“Private lawyers can choose to take or not take cases. Sometimes they make their decisions based on money, sometimes on principle, sometimes because they are sympathetic to the accused. The lawyers who worked with the terrorist detainees chose to represent people who are making war on the United States. That’s certainly their right, but it’s entirely reasonable to ask whether they should now be working on detainee issues at the Justice Department.”

Jennifer Fermino, in her (yes, same-day) feature in the New York Post (In-Justice! Furor Over O’s Gitmo Appointees) painted The A.G. as mildly surprised at all the hubbub:

“Holder insisted that there was nothing unusual about government counsel having once worked on the opposing side, and compared it to lawyers who represented tax cheats going to work for the agency’s tax division.”

And I guess our President’s trusted confidante is correct when you get right down to it. What is the big deal, anyway, about inviting Mr. Fox’s friend, Senor Weasel, into the henhouse for a little uh, consultation? It’s not like the greasy little varmint has any loyalty to the enterprising carnivore who sent him.


If you want to hear from someone who is really clueless, go ahead and read this quote from the NYP story:

“‘It’s like they’re bringing al Qaeda lawyers inside the Department of Justice’, said Debra Burlingame, who lost her brother on 9/11 and is a board member of the advocacy group Keep America Safe.”

She’s probably not nearly as educated as Holder, and even if she is, she can’t possibly match his level of sophistication.

Next time just keep her opinion out of it.

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