Thursday, September 20, 2012

Obama Administration slips Taliban lawyer into top spot at Justice Department


Verne Strickland Blogmaster / September 20, 2012

From Al Qaeda 7 to DOJ 3
American Taliban lawyer appointed to third-highest Justice Department position

BY: Adam Kredo

A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees.

The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the country’s longstanding war on terrorism.

The Obama administration appointee at the center of the debate is Tony West, a longtime Justice Department lawyer who received national attention for his aggressive defense of John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban who is currently serving 20-years in prison for colluding with al Qaeda in Afghanistan and taking up arms against U.S. troops.



  • votecorbin2016 8 minutes ago
    Give this Affirmative Action Pres 4 more years and the "Blind Shiek" will not only be out of prison, he'll be the NEw Secretary of State. Americans should be very afraid of this OBOZO character, the Chicago Political Thug from the corrupt Chicago Political Machine. (as he said, we have to destroy our enemies (people who don't believe what he believes) and help our friends (people who want a nanny state similar to the USSR and China) although the chinese business's probably have more freedom right now then American business do.
  • mamadore1 16 minutes ago
    I think we'd be surprised to learn of the true background of all the people he has appointed.  Scary to think what he'd do to the Supreme Court given the opportunity to appoint 2 new justices..  Goodbye constitution.  Goodbye America as we know it.  Said he'd transform us, well he's doing a darn good job right now.  Must stop him before he completes the job and there's no turning back.   We cannot let that happen to us, our children our grandchildren.    It will be a country no more.