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Apocalypse
03-04-2012, 10:50 PM
Via Judicial Watch (http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/03/al-qaeda-defense-atty-no-3-at-obama-doj/):


In a scary development, a major Obama fundraiser who defended a convicted al Qaeda terrorist will become the third highest ranking official at the Department of Justice (DOJ), which, ironically, is charged with defending the interests of the United States.


Northern California lawyer Tony West has been named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 guy at the agency. In 2009 West, who helped Obama raise tens of millions of dollars as finance co-chairman of his first presidential campaign, was appointed to help run the DOJ’s civil division which represents the government, Congress and presidential cabinet officers and handles cases dealing with significant policy issues.


In a statement (http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/February/12-ag-255.html)announcing the promotion this week, Attorney General Eric Holder says West has served the department with “professionalism, integrity and dedication.” Holder also mentions West’s work before coming to the DOJ a few years ago, including a stint as a Special Assistant Attorney General in California and a lengthier career at a large San Francisco law firm.


Conveniently omitted in the press release is that West represented convicted al Qaeda terrorist John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence. Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance as a member of the Taliban army. He actually pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban and carrying explosives while fighting U.S. troops in the region.

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Is it Nov. yet?

Starbuck
03-04-2012, 11:15 PM
I don't like one damn thing about this appointment, but you have to ask yourself, "Just how good was he at defending Jihad Johnny?" I mean, Johnny's in jail. It's not like this lawyer got him off or anything.

Tony West got the job because he's black and he fit the suit, so to speak. I don't really care what they do to or with all the terrorists in Gitmo as long as they don't bring them to the mainland. And as far as I know West doesn't have that power.

On the other hand, serious damage has been done to DOJ by populating it with these far left types. God only knows how many of them have been 'planted' in jobs that do not expire with the Presidential change over.

Rockntractor
03-04-2012, 11:30 PM
I don't like one damn thing about this appointment, but you have to ask yourself, "Just how good was he at defending Jihad Johnny?" I mean, Johnny's in jail. It's not like this lawyer got him off or anything.

Tony West got the job because he's black and he fit the suit, so to speak. I don't really care what they do to or with all the terrorists in Gitmo as long as they don't bring them to the mainland. And as far as I know West doesn't have that power.

On the other hand, serious damage has been done to DOJ by populating it with these far left types. God only knows how many of them have been 'planted' in jobs that do not expire with the Presidential change over.

Dissolve the department of social justice and reopen a new streamlined version with severely limited power. That would remove the weeds.