Skip to comments.Obama Donor Heads Organization that Freed Terrorist Accused of Plotting Attack in Benghazi
Posted on 09/21/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT by rustyweiss74
There are reports tonight that a radical left-wing organization is responsible for helping to free a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay named Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu has been cited by multiple sources at Fox News as at least being involved with, and possibly playing the lead role in the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Those attacks resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats.
Michelle Malkin has revealed that the Center for Constitutional Rights represented Qumu and helped lead the charge in freeing him back in 2007.
President Emeritus of the CCR, Michael Ratner, has long advocated for closing Guantanamo Bay's doors, and for the right of Gitmo detainees within. In a 2009 article for the Huffington Post, Ratner sings the praises of his organization's efforts, calling the release of two thirds of Gitmo detainees an "amazing success".
While feeling that terrorists caught on the battlefield were privy to the same rights as ordinary Americans, Ratner also repeatedly advocated for the prosecution of senior-level Bush administration officials, calling the detention of those terrorists, like bin Qumu, unlawful. His op-ed for CNN made a case for prosecuting former President George W. Bush for torture under the War Crimes Act.
In 2008, Ratner signed an endorsement for Barack Obama in his presidential bid, based on a belief that Obama would best represent the rights of Gitmo detainees. He and 79 other lawyers said in a joint statement, that they believed Obama was the best choice to roll back the Bush-Cheney administration's detention policies in the war on terrorism and thereby to "restore the rule of law, demonstrate our commitment to human rights, and repair our reputation in the world community."
Ratner also endorsed through donation, sending $2,300 to the Obama campaign.
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but but but.....they said Bush did it.
Might be something interesting in this article.
anyone know why media still claiming 2 ex marines were staff at 911-2012 attck in lybia? Hillary claimed they were security staff.they were not.
They are all working at justice:
DOJ Lawyers Who Represented Terrorism Suspects Detainees Are Identified
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Fox News has identified the seven anonymous Justice Department lawyers who previously represented Guantánamo detainees or terrorism suspects.
Justice Department spokesman Matthew A. Miller confirmed the names to Fox News Mike Levine, but did not say whether any of the seven previously anonymous lawyers now work on issues related to Guantánamo detainees.
Each of the nine people referenced in the letter filed legal briefs that are available by using something as simple as Google, Miller told Fox News. We will not participate in an attempt to drag peoples names through the mud for political purposes.
Miller said politics has overtaken facts and reality in the battle over the lawyers identities. (Full statement below)
The current Justice Department employees who previously represented Guantánamo detainees or terrorism suspects are:
Tony West, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.
Jonathan Cedarbaum, of the Office of Legal Counsel.
Eric Columbus, senior counsel in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
Karl Thompson, of the Office of Legal Counsel.
Joseph Guerra, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.
Tali Farhadian, an official in the Office of the Attorney General.
Beth Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division.
Two other DOJ lawyers Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal and National Security Division Attorney Jennifer Daskal also formerly represented detainees, but their identities had already been known.
In response to the DOJ confirmation, Keep America Safe spokesman Aaron Harison said the organization still wants information on which of the lawyers works on detainee issues within the DOJ.
The American people have a right to know whether lawyers who voluntarily flocked to Guantanamo to take up the cause of the terrorists are currently working on detainee issues in President Obamas Justice Department, Harison said. (Full statement below)
Details about the DOJ lawyers involvement in Guantánamo detainee cases are available in the article, which also points out that the Justice Department hired several lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees during the George W. Bush administration
Thanks for the ping, I am digging.
Those attacks resulted in the
This should read :
of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other
Those attacks resulted in the
Great find, It would be great to know who these people have talked too in country in the last year.
Thanks for posting this....very interesting!
Funny how all these trails lead right back to the Muslim Brutha in the WH isn’t it?
The unholy Alliance....
but no for diplomat bodyguards
Must be mystery week at FR. :)