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March 20, 2010

Eric Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”

Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder called far left lawyers who represented terrorist killers at Gitmo “patriots.”

FOX News

Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers “patriots.”

“Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer “pro bono,” or voluntary, legal services. “Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots.”

The crowd, gathered to honor Holder with an award from the Washington-based Pro Bono Institute, erupted in applause.

For months the Justice Department had been refusing to identify seven politically-appointed attorneys who previously represented or advocated for terror suspects.


Wild Thing's comment........

No respect is deserved for those that represent the enemies of America that seek to destroy our country. Terrorists, the very scum with dreams of cutting off the heads of our children and murdering millions of American citizens deserve no quarter.

Traitors by any other name.... are still traitors.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 20, 2010 06:45 AM


That's what Osama bin Laden called Mohamad Atta's 19 Islamofascist Terrorists that pulled off Operation Holy Tuesday after they slaughtered 2,996 innocent Americans and 120 foreigners in 3 states within 3 hours...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 20, 2010 09:15 AM

There are times and circumstances in which lawyers should not be involved. Deaing with captured terrorists is one. Holder and his bunch are trying to work deals for murderous enemies of America. The Geneva Convention and Rules of War do not apply to these terrorists. Only ropes or firing squads are appropriate. There are already a number of released terrorists from Gitmo that are back in the war.

Posted by: TomR at March 20, 2010 10:29 AM

Darth, well said, thank you.

Tom, I sgree, and like you said this is one of those times.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2010 02:39 AM