We tackled this subject a week ago, with people like Andy McCarthy and Michelle Malkin among the few who have tried to apply pressure to Justice to release the names of the 7 (2 names have already been released) of the attorneys at Justice who previously had volunteered their services to al-Qaeda detainees. Now Liz Cheney’s group, Keep America Safe, has joined the battle with this ad.
Update (Steve): Fox News digs a bit and lists the Gitmo 9 … additional information and analysis here.
If you are unfamiliar with the GITMO 9, Former Chief Andy McCarthy hard a particular hard hitting post at the corner, raising the possibility that there might be more than 9.
I suspect the number of conflicted lawyers is actually higher than nine since Holder’s disclosure pointed only to DOJ lawyers who worked on detainee cases — rather than including lawyers, like Holder himself, whose firms represented terrorists even if they were not directly involved in those cases. Some lawyers in the latter category, like Holder, were in very senior positions at their firms and could have stopped or sharply limited decisions to volunteer services to the detainees; some probably were not. Holder’s personal leanings are obvious from his 2008 speech, in which he accused the United States of torture, denying habeas corpus to hundreds of enemy combatants, and being a serial violator of international law and the Constitution — but according to him,I am the polemicist.
Even though Andy addressed this last week on the show, you should read the whole thing. It’s stunning.
Plus, for more background, Michelle is a leader on this issue. Check here to watch The KSM Confession. And read here on the stonewalling. And then read here for how the GITMO 9 were finally uncovered. And remember … it’s been Andy, Michelle, and a few other blogs and our radio show that have trying to bring this into the sunshine.