Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:42 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported.



http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Holder-admits-nine-Obama-Dept-of-Justice-officials-worked-for-terrorist-detainees-offers-no-details-84799487.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:58 pm

I have seen many reputable attorneys (well, as reputable as an attorney CAN be) appointed to represent the most heinous criminals. It is part of the job -- the court appoints you, you have to do it. So what are the implications of being appointed by the court to represent an indigenous defendant? Does it make you suspect in any way? No.

I'm not saying these government lawyers were forced into service. But our whole justice system is built on the theory that an accused person will get a fair shake in court, and a fair shake requires a competent lawyer. This whole article that you cite is a politically slanted attack that has little to do with the lawyers' fitness to serve in the Justice Department. My college roommate has been for many, many years a successful attorney in Washington. He says the worst thing about the job is, sometimes you wind up representing people who aren't very nice. But the great thing about America is, no matter who accuses you of what, you get a fair shake, at least in theory. Are you suggesting there is a better system?
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:16 pm

It was reported that several of these lawyers filed Amicus curiae briefs on behalf of said terrorists.

Edit : this would imply they were sympathetic to said terrorists, no?
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:It was reported that several of these lawyers filed Amicus curiae briefs on behalf of said terrorists ... this would imply they were sympathetic to said terrorists, no?

The term used was "terrorist detainee", not "terrorist". Wait for the conviction, then you can call them "terrorists". That's another rule of the American justice system.

For someone as suspicious of his own government as you, Mr. Affirmed Global Warming Denier, you are surprisingly quick to accept that anyone they say is a terrorist, really IS a terrorist. (Not that I fault you for being suspicious -- you should be -- but I'm simply pointing out the contradiction.)
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:12 pm

American Citizens have rights and should remain vigilant.

Guantanamo residents captured from the sand box need not apply, sorry.
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 pm

rberq wrote: Wait for the conviction, then you can call them "terrorists".


NEWS FLASH: verdicts return for KSM and underwear bomber - here are the results

- on the most serious charges of waterboarding, islamic profiling and violating terrorists rights...former pres Bush has been found guilty on all counts

- on the lesser charges of killing 3,000 people in NYC and attempting to murder the passengers of an air . . .
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:48 pm

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. - James Madison

Who is doing the encroaching here? I don't know.

I don't believe in any special treatment to the enemies of the US. I can see that point and I lean toward kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.

I can try to see that there is a possibility that Holder's style is concerned with not torturing ,and upholding the human rights of detainees, keeping the law according to the Constitution as he sees it. It might make him look weak and unpatriotic though. It may embolden our enemies.



I can't say out loud what I think the country should be like if I could wave a magic wand. It's ridiculous to think that way anyway, a right-wing fantasy.
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Re: Holder admits 9 Obama appointees advocated for terrorist....

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:48 am

We could just take the Cheney approach & take these fine gentlemen on a hunting trip. After all they have all been gently questioned with enhanced methods & after 8 years of living off the Gov. without a trail, why not just kill the wonderful but misguided people.
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