Skip to comments.More Bush Lawyers Join Attacks on Liz Cheney Ad (Liz informs the public of Al-Qaeda within DOJ)
Posted on 03/05/2010 5:11:39 PM PST by tobyhill
In recent days the Justice Department has been getting angry phone calls about the "Qaeda" lawyers supposedly hired by Attorney General Eric Holder. The reason? An unusually ferocious Web ad by Liz Cheney's advocacy group, Keep America Safe, targeting Justice lawyers who previously did pro bono work for Guantánamo detainees. The adin one frame, a headline refers to the DOJ as the "Department of Jihad"has been denounced as McCarthyism by liberal critics. It's also being condemned by a growing number of former George W. Bush administration lawyers. Ted Olson, who served as Bush's solicitor general, says he has the "greatest respect" for lawyers who represented Gitmo clients; they were acting "consistent with the finest traditions of the legal profession," he says. He calls the attacks on one of the targets, Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, "outrageous." Four years ago, Katyal represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver, in a landmark Supreme Court case that overturned the military tribunals that Bush created. (Katyal did a "marvelous job" on the case, says Olson.)
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I'm sick and tired of our side thinking they're gonna get credit for genteel behavior.
The Obama administration walks & quacks like a duck. Its probably a damn duck.
Well there are lawyers that respect their profession and there are those that don’t.
From what I’ve seen so far of Obambi, Holder, Axelrod, Gibbs, the “czars” and the rest of the traitors who have seized the White House, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn DoJ has Bin Laden working in the basement.
Ted Olsen has turned out to be a real schmuck.
Are you sure they weren’t left over Clinton lawyers?
A "growing number" and they mention one single lawyer? And Ted Olson has become, I am sorry to say, quite erratic recently.
We are being taken over bit by bit and Liz Cheney is just pointing it out to the people that haven't quite woken up yet.
They should just banish everyone named “Bush” into the scrap heap of the Democrat Party. The whole blasted family are just Political Hacks. They “believe” in government, to the extent they run it; they think Democrats can be dealt with sanely; and they are in NO way Conservative. Screw ‘em
Ted Olson has lost his marbles.
Ted Olson is a respected conservative lawyer of great skill, integrity and intellect. He helped Bush win the Florida vote challenge. Sorry, but I will take his judgement over Ms. Cheney on this one.
Liz Cheney is great. The Marxists ALWAYS hate the truth, and they will always go after those prophets who dare to speak the truth. As they always have.
And?? Molon labe indeed.
When a formerly vicious media comes at you with fawning eyes and a friendly smile I guess the temptation to tell em what they want to hear is overwhelming.
The Obama administration is FULL of people with demonstrated sympathies for enemies of this country. They are doing their level best to tear it down & rebuild it in their image.
ANYTHING that thwarts or slows this process is OK with me.
F him too.
So the lawyers who sprung Bin Ladin’s bodyguard and worked to overthrow the military tribunals are now inside Justice working to prosecute CIA, shut down Guantanamo, throw out military tribunals, and supposedly are to be trusted with classified data as they “prosecute” more Al Qaeda.
But if you complain, you are intolerant.
Why, yes, I believe on this score they are right. The situation is intolerable. I don’t think I should have to tolerate it.
Yeah; as always, where there's deep pockets (oil money), you'll find the lawyers.
Same as phoney-up Class Actions and Ambulance-chaser "malpractice" lotto-like handouts.
Yeah—what’s up with that?
Well, OK... so they’re talented lawyers. That’s not the point.
He's saying that Liz shouldn't criticize Al-Qaeda lawyers working in the DOJ. Don't we still have freedom of speech in this country?
Olsen, I truly don't understand considering his wife, Barbara, was blown out of the sky by terrorists.
What kind of defense does he think that the mastermind of that fateful day deserves - civilian or military and who does he believe should be in the position to make those calls - people who've spent their careers defending American values or terrorists' values?
I don’t want to hear a word from Ted Olson! Not one word.
Go back to promoting gay marriage and stay out of the war on terror.
Glad to see that Mark Levin doesn't agree with Ted Olsen.
I would have had no idea what any of the Cheneys were saying if the demonrats didn’t keep talking about it.
No doubt most of them are Clinton lawyers,except for the seven or eight who were fired by Pres. Bush in his second term.
But Liz Cheney is right on this issue. These same lawyers should not now be representing the United States in matters that could harm or even help their former clients. In fact, these lawyers are rquired to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. This one does not pass the smell test for me.
I.e. defending the guilty and frustrating justice, using sophistry to evade the clear language of the Constitution.
If ever someone finds a way to offshore the parasitic jobs of the legal profession to India or China, then we will see the ruling elites begin to change their minds about globalism, and we will all be safer.
Maybe it was because his wife died in 9/11. Maybe it messed him up,, seriously. Not being sarcastic here, but some people who have suffered a loss go mental,,and are not the best to suggest policy.
Total BS. How come Jihadist filth get the best US corporate lawyers defending them pro bono? They should get shitty lawyers just like other indigent schmucks. I had to hire a lawyer once and he was awful. How Jihadists are entitled to really good lawyers? And contrary to Ted Olsen I don't look at the legal profession as being particularly honorable
The answer is that the lawyers who defend Jihadists are looking for notoriety, recognition and bragging rights at liberal cocktail parties
He says criticism is ok, slander is not if I understand him and I think I do. Everybody hates lawyers until they need one. If we ever say that those accused of wrongdoing by the government cant have a lawyer, them our freedom is gone. It could happen to anyone here and, believe me, you will be screaming for a lawyer to protect you from the government!
“Ted Olson is a respected conservative lawyer of great skill, integrity and intellect. He helped Bush win the Florida vote challenge. Sorry, but I will take his judgement over Ms. Cheney on this one.”
He has gone over to the Dark Side —pimping homosexual marriage in California.
Well, I will agree to disagree with you on this topic. Liz is getting slammed by a lot of respected Republicans on this, not just little old insignificant me.
Has anyone yet invoked John Adams and The Boston massacre?
It's the fact that he, and so many other lawyers, regard their loyalty to their profession, their traditions and their colleagues with a higher priority than their own nation and her defenders DURING A WAR.
It is NOT something to be proud of that you are defending enemy combatants who have killed Americans on the battlefield, and would love to kill as many more as they could.
That used to be called treason. It's despicable.
The “respected Republicans” need understand that most here on FR don’t really care what they think.
Learn how to spell “judgment.” I finally did.
Ted condemns the truth
Of course these Al-Qaeada are entitled to lawyers. But are they entitled to very good lawyers? How come these high powered DC/NYC corporate liberal lawyers are tripping over each other trying to represent these lowlifes? How come they never bombarded me with offers to represent me pro-bono when I had legal problems?
These terrorists should only be allowed to get incompetent legal-aid lawyers and the equivalent
No, they aren't. Are we at war, or not?
If not, why are there troops deployed, shooting and dying?
If so, then lawyers and the courts have absolutely no place in the matter.
War is not crime. The fraudulent characterization of it as such is a perfect recipe for disaster. If we try to fight a war using lawyers and courtrooms, we will be the laughingstock of the world, and we will lose to any enemy bigger than a street gang.
They get lawyers in a military tribunal too
Ted Olson is a progressive working for the Liberal hoard. He is NOT a conservative.
The Bush Justice Department
Many conservatives burrowed within the Department of Justice have long complained that Gonzales (and therefore, Bush) has permitted career government employees and hold-overs from Democratic Administrations to remain in perches of power and thereby water down conservative directives from the top. As one conservative and Federalist Society member in the Justice Department told me: This is definitely not Ronald Reagans Justice Department, I assure you. You have holdovers from Clinton calling the shots in a lot of places here.
- - John Gizzi from: Should Gonzales Go?
Human Events | March 20, 2007 |
True, but it isn't a criminal court, and all that goes with that.
They probably thought, "Hey, when the other side takes the White House, we'll be heroes, maybe even get jobs!" Looks like they were right.