Monday, March 5, 2012
One More Reason Why Attorney General Eric Holder Should Go: Attorney Who Defended Terrorist Promoted To Head Gitmo Policy At Justice Department
As if his conduct and failed leadership in the Fast and Furious case were not enough to cause the president to fire Attorney General Eric Holder, he recently promoted Tony West, an attorney who defended a terrorist, to the number three position at the Justice Department.
Foxnews.com offers a piece on J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department attorney who questions Tony West's promotion.
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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