Is it any wonder that the DOJ is trying to hide the names of Eric Holders law partners and associates who among others, have been involved in representing terrorists, virtually all of whom were captured as battle-field combatants, ineligible for protection under the Geneva convention, but given constitutional rights by the Justice Department.
To those who would argue that everyone should have our constitutional protections I say nonsense, you are living in a deluded reality. If a person acted like a human being and respected human life there might be some consideration of rights extended. However, these animals do not act in the interest of human convention – they are a continuing abomination – savages who have no place in modern society.
In a world of real justice these creeps should have been given a taste of their own medicine on the battlefield. Brass is a lot cheaper than luxury detention, a soccer field and attorney’s paid for by the American public. Just my opinion….WM
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril….Sun Tzu
Justice Department refuses to name Gitmo lawyers
By Stephen Dinan - Washington Times, March 4, 2012
Yet another fight is brewing between the Obama Justice Department and House Republicans — this time over the department’s refusal to divulge the names of the lawyers representing suspected terrorists being detained at Guantanamo Bay.
Rep. Peter T. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is investigating threats he suspects are coming from detainees, possibly by way of their lawyers. Some of those lawyers have been accused of providing classified information to detainees, including photos of covert CIA officers.
In January, Mr. King, New York Republican, demanded the Justice Department turn over those lawyers’ names, but the department refused in a letter last week.
Jeh Johnson, general counsel for the Defense Department, said the security issues from the photograph incident have been “addressed.” But he said the lawyers have objected to having their names released, and he agrees with them.
“Among our defense counsel, there are concerns that have been expressed to me that your inquiry, and a response by me which identified those attorneys who represent the 9/11 defendants, may have the effect of chilling defense counsel’s efforts to vigorously and appropriately represent their clients,” he wrote to Mr. King.
He also warned the lawmaker to “exercise great caution” in exploring the issue any further.
In a statement Thursday, Mr. King said military commissions are supposed to be transparent and said the lawyers should have no expectation of anonymity.
“The American people deserve to know exactly who has been allowed unmonitored contact with the men awaiting trial for the murders of nearly 3,000 innocents on 9/11,” he said.