Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eric Holder: Fool Or Stooge?

You know that you are in trouble in DC when you get into a argument with Lindsey Graham - and you not only lose but come away looking like a fool. But that's exactly what happened to AG Eric Holder:

"A top Senate Republican on Wednesday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of "making bad history" in his decision to send professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators to New York for trial in civilian court.

Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Holder testified, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., raised concerns that the attorney general was imperiling national security by determining that war-time combatants, potentially even Usama bin Laden, might be sent into the criminal system.

"We're making bad history here," Graham said. "The big problem I have is that you're criminalizing the war. ... I think you've made a fundamental mistake here."

Graham is right - we are making history and it's setting a terrible precedent.

Watch the devastating video and note Holder's bewilderment.  And Holder's bin Laden answer is particularly troubling:

Read more here.

And from Jennifer Rubin here:

"One can understand how the Obami may have reached this decision to ship KSM and other 9/11 conspirators off to New York (or wherever the change-of-venue motions take them) for a civilian trial. First, as Andy McCarthy details, Eric Holder and his Justice Department minions play fast and loose with the facts. Second, the Obama spinners conveniently misrepresent the facts, claiming that no one raised concerns that Zacharias Moussaoui was not prosecuted before a military commission. Actually, many conservative commentators and Republicans did so, as did two Democratic senators. And third, Holder relies on bluster in lieu of cogent legal argument. (As Sen. Jon Kyl asked, “How could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when [KSM] has already asked to plead guilty to military commission?”)"

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