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More Bush Lawyers Join Attacks on Liz Cheney Ad (Liz informs the public of Al-Qaeda within DOJ)
Newsweek ^ | 3/5/2010 | Michael Isikoff

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 ad—in 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; alqaeda; bho44; bhodoj; ericholder; husseinobama; keepamericasafe; lizcheney; sympathizers

1 posted on 03/05/2010 5:11:39 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
I don't have any problem with what Cheney said.

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.

2 posted on 03/05/2010 5:15:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tobyhill

Well there are lawyers that respect their profession and there are those that don’t.


3 posted on 03/05/2010 5:16:26 PM PST by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: tobyhill

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.


4 posted on 03/05/2010 5:16:42 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: tobyhill

Ted Olsen has turned out to be a real schmuck.


5 posted on 03/05/2010 5:21:13 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: tobyhill

Are you sure they weren’t left over Clinton lawyers?


6 posted on 03/05/2010 5:21:18 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tobyhill
It's also being condemned by a growing number of former George W. Bush administration lawyers. Ted Olson....

A "growing number" and they mention one single lawyer? And Ted Olson has become, I am sorry to say, quite erratic recently.

7 posted on 03/05/2010 5:21:21 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: skeeter
The State Dept, DOD and DOJ has been infiltrated by Jihadist and Jihadist supporters.

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.

8 posted on 03/05/2010 5:21:29 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

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


9 posted on 03/05/2010 5:24:12 PM PST by antonico
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To: tobyhill

Ted Olson has lost his marbles.


10 posted on 03/05/2010 5:26:49 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: skeeter

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.


11 posted on 03/05/2010 5:30:37 PM PST by mono
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To: tobyhill

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.


12 posted on 03/05/2010 5:30:38 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: pissant
Three Cheers for Liz!
So are they all, Jihadists!
13 posted on 03/05/2010 5:31:19 PM PST by barb-tex (Obama Care ls spending part of the Half trillion on Logans Merry-Go-Round)
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To: pissant

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.


14 posted on 03/05/2010 5:31:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tobyhill
NewsWEAK, the Al Quaeda magazine, running interference for the Eric Holder Department of Jihad. So what's new?
15 posted on 03/05/2010 5:33:35 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: mono
Mr Olsen is besides the point.

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.

16 posted on 03/05/2010 5:33:58 PM PST by skeeter
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To: mono

F him too.


17 posted on 03/05/2010 5:35:53 PM PST by onedoug
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To: tobyhill

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.


18 posted on 03/05/2010 5:43:14 PM PST by marron
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To: tobyhill
"consistent with the finest traditions of the legal profession,"

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.

19 posted on 03/05/2010 5:45:58 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Yeah—what’s up with that?


20 posted on 03/05/2010 5:46:14 PM PST by milagro
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To: tobyhill

Well, OK... so they’re talented lawyers. That’s not the point.


21 posted on 03/05/2010 5:48:52 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: mono
I'm not sure what side you're taking?

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?

22 posted on 03/05/2010 5:50:03 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Hah, most of the "Bush lawyers" were Clinton left-overs at Justice. Rush warned about them that they were snakes just waiting to pounce on anything and blow the issue out of proportion, even creating false stores through "leaks" from DOJ.

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?

23 posted on 03/05/2010 5:52:02 PM PST by zerosix (zerosix (native Sunflower))
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To: tobyhill

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.


24 posted on 03/05/2010 5:54:56 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Ted Olsen has turned out to be a real schmuck.

Glad to see that Mark Levin doesn't agree with Ted Olsen.

25 posted on 03/05/2010 5:55:02 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: tobyhill

I would have had no idea what any of the Cheneys were saying if the demonrats didn’t keep talking about it.


26 posted on 03/05/2010 6:02:17 PM PST by ronnietherocket2
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To: freekitty

No doubt most of them are Clinton lawyers,except for the seven or eight who were fired by Pres. Bush in his second term.


27 posted on 03/05/2010 6:04:50 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: tobyhill
I do not have any problem with lawyers representing al Quaeda and their ilk before our courts or military tribunals. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Under our Constitution, the accused are entitled to legal representation.

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.

28 posted on 03/05/2010 6:12:24 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: traditional1
"the finest traditions of the legal profession"

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.

29 posted on 03/05/2010 6:16:16 PM PST by hellbender
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To: pissant

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.


30 posted on 03/05/2010 6:17:08 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: tobyhill
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.)

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

31 posted on 03/05/2010 6:24:45 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: tobyhill

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!


32 posted on 03/05/2010 6:51:38 PM PST by mono
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To: mono

“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.


33 posted on 03/05/2010 7:10:12 PM PST by texican01
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To: mono
Liz didn't slander anyone or any agency. Holder refused to disclose 7 lawyers now with the DOJ who worked for Al-Qaeda prisoners as private lawyers.
34 posted on 03/05/2010 7:43:35 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

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.


35 posted on 03/05/2010 8:09:11 PM PST by mono
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To: tobyhill; Pharmboy

Has anyone yet invoked John Adams and The Boston massacre?


36 posted on 03/05/2010 8:17:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Shut it down" Rush Limbaugh, 3/3/10)
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To: mono
Ted Olson is a respected conservative lawyer of great skill, integrity and intellect.

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.

37 posted on 03/05/2010 8:23:02 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: mono

The “respected Republicans” need understand that most here on FR don’t really care what they think.


38 posted on 03/05/2010 8:23:58 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: mono

Learn how to spell “judgment.” I finally did.


39 posted on 03/06/2010 3:27:45 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: tobyhill

Ted condemns the truth


40 posted on 03/06/2010 3:30:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TChris; mono

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


41 posted on 03/06/2010 3:39:02 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: dennisw
Of course these Al-Qaeada are entitled to lawyers.

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.

42 posted on 03/06/2010 2:27:36 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

They get lawyers in a military tribunal too


43 posted on 03/06/2010 3:09:04 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: o2bfree

Ted Olson is a progressive working for the Liberal hoard. He is NOT a conservative.


44 posted on 03/06/2010 3:23:08 PM PST by o2bfree (This president is giving me a headache!)
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To: tobyhill
"Bush lawyers", huh...

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 Reagan’s 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 |

45 posted on 03/06/2010 3:29:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dennisw
They get lawyers in a military tribunal too

True, but it isn't a criminal court, and all that goes with that.

46 posted on 03/06/2010 6:18:13 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: tobyhill
Thanks for publicizing the other big scandal, Rachel, that 34 big law firms allowed pro bono work on behalf of terrorists.

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.

47 posted on 03/06/2010 6:33:19 PM PST by firebrand
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To: tobyhill
This was posted a few days ago. Bears mentioning again (Giuliai on the issue): here.
48 posted on 03/06/2010 7:00:29 PM PST by firebrand
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