I hate being right - well, actually I love it, but in this particular case being right means that President-Elect Obama's administration is going to import terrorists to the United States and create show trials for monsters.
WASHINGTON — Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday that if confirmed as attorney general under President-elect Barack Obama he would seek to prosecute in American criminal courts some prisoners now held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and would re-examine Bush administration policies he considered legally troubling.
At the same time, Mr. Holder was forced to defend his record as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration as Republicans pressed him during a daylong confirmation hearing about his role in controversial pardons issued by President Bill Clinton and on other issues.
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, led the attack, pointedly suggesting that Mr. Holder had given political cover to then-Vice President Al Gore by refusing to seek an independent counsel to investigate accusations that Mr. Gore had violated campaign finance laws in a 1996 fund-raiser.
For the only time in more than seven hours of testimony, Mr. Holder abandoned his calm, stoic demeanor. “You’re getting close to questioning my integrity, and that’s not appropriate,” he responded. “That’s not fair, and I will not accept that.”
The tense exchange capped a series of volleys on a nomination that is shaping up as the most contentious of Mr. Obama’s cabinet choices. Republicans tried to focus the debate on Mr. Holder’s actions in the Clinton administration, and Democrats sought just as firmly to emphasize what they called unconstitutional abuses by the Bush administration in the fight against terrorism.
Mr. Holder said the practice of waterboarding terrorism suspects, used by the Central Intelligence Agency on three prisoners after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, represented torture. He said other aggressive interrogation techniques risked violating the Geneva Conventions as well and would not be authorized by his Justice Department.
On the same day, at a round table with reporters at C.I.A. headquarters, the agency’s departing director, Michael V. Hayden, struck a defiant and occasionally combative tone as he vigorously defended the agency’s network of secret prisons and aggressive interrogation methods.
Giving little ground to critics who argue that the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program used torture and produced little information about the workings of Al Qaeda, Mr. Hayden credited the agency with striking repeated blows to the terror network. He said any effort to investigate the past would breed risk aversion in the ranks of the clandestine service.
“The agency did none of this out of enthusiasm,” he said. “It did it out of duty, and it did it with the best legal advice it had.”
Yes, and now the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi's leadership want to hold hearings to investigate perfectly legal aggressive techniques that our soldiers engaged in. Does Pelosi really want to go down that road? Because if she does, then it will undoubtedly come out that she, Harry Reid and the rest of the Democrats knew and approved of waterboarding and other measures to extract information from the bastards who are plotting to bomb, murder and cause mayhem on our soil.
Joe Connor on Eric Holder’s AG nomination: ‘Terrorism cannot be treated as a political tool’
FALN terrorists bombed Frances Tavern, murdering Frank Connor.
Friday, while testifying before the before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Joe Connor said: "Despite the warnings and recommendations to the contrary from the FBI, Bureau of Prisons, prosecutors, Janet Reno herself, then Deputy Attorney General and current Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder yesterday flatly admitted recommending release of those terrorists."
Read all about it and hear Joe Conner, in his own words: http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/?p=1129