Skip to comments.Attorney Questions Promotion of Terrorist Defender to Head of Gitmo Policy at Justice [Boehner?]
Posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:13 PM PST by Steelfish
Attorney Questions Promotion of Terrorist Defender to Head of Gitmo Policy at Justice Published March 04, 2012 |
A former Justice Department attorney who blew the whistle on his department's policies is now questioning the promotion of a former defense attorney for an American terrorist to the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department -- specifically charged with crafting U.S. policy on Guantanamo detainees.
J. Christian Adams, once an elections lawyer who accused the Justice Department of racial bias in its decision to not prosecute a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party, said Tony West's promotion from assistant attorney general for the Civil Division to acting associate attorney general is one more step toward letting radicals run the Justice Department.
"The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It's not that he's just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes," Adams told Fox News on Sunday.
Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder's announcement of West's promotion, he "conveniently omitted" West's role as the defense attorney for convicted Al Qaeda terrorist John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting with the Taliban. "He actually pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban and carrying explosives while fighting U.S. troops in the region," Judicial Watch noted of Lindh. Adams said not only did West represent Lindh, but his firm was also involved in two other defense cases for terrorists working against the U.S.
"Tony West took on, and his firm, took some of the most radical causes for America's enemies before coming to the Justice Department," he said.
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Where’s Boehner and the Republican Leadership on this?
Obama gonna make Boehner cry again?
No surprise. Obama been laudin’ them defenders of the Islamists (political Islam, jihad and sharia law advocates).
Is anyone surprised?
When is DOJ going to sue itself for racial discrimination?
Ugh! Just one more reason that, if Mittens is the candidate, I will regrettably pull the lever for him. It’s not just obama! It’s all these assholes he has working for him! We must get rid of them,,,,, even if it means voting for,,,shudder,,,, spit,,,, Romney. I’m very disappointed and disheartened right now. But,,,, ABO! Anyone but obammy.
Didn’t Eric “The Coward” Holder have a lineage of defending terrorists prior to becoming AG?
wtf??? Is 0bama’s parting shot a mass pres__ent pardon? I can see it now...more of his scorced earth. How can we wait until November????
Doc...you clearly didn’t get the memo - we’ve got to stay home or write in the name of a guaranteed loser so we can “teach them a lesson”. Besides, I was told here earlier today that a Romney presidency would actually be worse than 4 more years of O’Muslim because Congress would go along with Romney’s agenda but they’d “fight” O’Muslim (yeah, I laughed too).