Thank God for Liz Cheney and Andrew McCarthy. They are talking, talking and talking every single day about a subject that Left wing activists and Obama administration officials wish would just disappear: The Al Qaeda Seven. In fact, they won't shut up about the volunteer lawyers who represented terrorists - and now are employees at Eric Holder's Department of Justice. Talk about a conflict of interest!
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While it’s unclear whether it’s been Dick Cheney’s health problems or relatively low profile in recent weeks, but the left side of the blogosphere hasn’t had much to say about its Republican bête noire lately. So imagine the relief when another member of Cheney family decided to step into the breach:
“Nine top political appointees at the Justice Department previously worked as lawyers or advocates for ‘enemy combatants’ confined at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prompting new questions from Congress and conservative critics about the integrity of the administration’s handling of detainees,” reports Richard A. Serrano of The Los Angeles Times. “One of the sharpest critics is a group called Keep America Safe, run in part by Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. It has derided the unidentified appointees as the ‘Al Qaeda 7,’ and in a video on its Web site Tuesday asked, ‘Whose values do they share?’ ”
Should we worry that the Justice Department hired lawyers who had defended terrorist suspects? Or are their critics the real threat?
Chez Glenn Greenwald, we find displeasure. “It’s the type of McCarthyite act which would, if we had any minimal standards in our political culture, result in the shunning of Cheney and Kristol by all decent people … This slander encompasses scores of American military lawyers, who have vigorously, passionately and often successfully defended numerous Guantanamo detainees, including those accused of being Al Qaeda operatives.”
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