New attorney general is disappointing

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I am appalled over the recent appointments to attorney general of the United States. President Bush's Alberto Gonzalez was honest but apparently not very smart. Now we have President Obama's Eric Holder, a political rationalist coming across as a befuddled lawyer.

Holder's credentials coming into the job was that, under President Clinton, he had approved the pardon of the convicted Marc Rich in consideration of moneys paid to the Clinton Library. Since becoming attorney general he has waived, without explanation, prosecution of the Black Panthers, who openly violated voters rights laws in the 2008 presidential election. Now he has cancelled the military-court trial of the alleged 9-11 plotters in favor of trying them in federal court in New York City, and without giving coherent reasons.

His only explanation is that he did it because he is sure to win, with a gratuitous comment that losing is not an option. What is he talking about, a stacked trial? In our legal system, wining a jury trial is never ensured. As to losing not being an option, how can he accomplish that? Arrange for a biased jury or an intimidated judge, or both?

In the world we are supposed to be impressing, his words do read like a stacked trial! As to impressions, it is likely that few in the Mideast will be cheering for us, and little of the rest of the rest of the world really even possibly cares. Worldwide, Eric Holder's failure might be cheered.

So the only things we get from all of this is an expanded government dole to pay for security and lawyers, and an assurance that our televisions will be submerged in the endless commentaries and guesstimates of pundits. Oh, for a nonpolitical attorney general and the quiet justice of a military trial.

James Wetzel

Aiken, S.C.

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carcraft
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carcraft 12/03/09 - 03:21 am
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Mr Wetzel you are correct

Mr Wetzel you are correct about the trial, great LTE. How can anybody get a fair trial in New York? The first request and fight will be (correctly asked for) change of venue..This is a comedy that will be going on after Obumbler has left office!

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wizzardx1 12/03/09 - 06:15 am
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See Cloward-Piven/obama

See Cloward-Piven/obama

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/03/09 - 07:21 am
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The Muslims that will be on

The Muslims that will be on trial committed an act of war and it should be treated as such, not just as criminals but as WAR criminals. And as such calls for military tribunals.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/03/09 - 07:23 am
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It is a shame that the

It is a shame that the defendants made in to Gitmo alive, let alone New York.

justus4
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justus4 12/03/09 - 07:44 am
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AG Holder must reinforce the
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AG Holder must reinforce the Civil Rights Division of the DoJ because that area was abandoned by Bush. Once re-staffed his instruction must include a complete review of those political prosecutions, particularly minorities who were targeted by a corrupted legal system, including the judges. This matter is being advanced by the Congressional Black Caucus and must become priority one to identify DAs that benefitted from selective prosecutions on trump-up charges. The rule of law matters...

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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 07:52 am
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Yes, the rule of law does

Yes, the rule of law does matter, and the Atty General being stupid or ignorant enough to announce in advance of a trial that he "knows" there will be convictions should open the cell doors for these guys to walk free.

jboy
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jboy 12/03/09 - 08:01 am
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justus= racist, idiot,whiner

justus= racist, idiot,whiner

slippery 25
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slippery 25 12/03/09 - 08:02 am
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What else can we expect from

What else can we expect from a left wing lawyer. Holder and his top advisers have been instrumental in stalling the efforts to bring the Gitmo murders to justice for years. This is there dream come true.

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reesiecup 12/03/09 - 08:55 am
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Justus, do you ever read your

Justus, do you ever read your postings before you hit the post button? You sound like an idiot 99% of the time.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/03/09 - 09:10 am
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Reese? You assume Justiits

Reese? You assume Justiits can read. I think he has someone read the LTE/Editorial to him then do his typing for him. Explains a lot, doesn't it?

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dashiel 12/03/09 - 09:16 am
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Yeah. Holder is nothing like

Yeah. Holder is nothing like that paragon of ethics and professional conduct--that champion of don't know & can't recall: Alberto Gonzales. Depends Packers For Truth seem to be blessed with the same convenient memory (we used to call it LYING but "amnesia" sounds more pleasing to the stomach).

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/03/09 - 09:19 am
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Thanks dash, proof once again

Thanks dash, proof once again Holder's actions are indefensible. Have a blissful day.

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 09:23 am
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Did y'all notice that once

Did y'all notice that once again a liberal kook-aid drinker never addressed the shortcomings of the person being discussed, merely pointed to somebody else. One day one of you clowns mght grow a set and accept responsibility.

LolaJean
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LolaJean 12/03/09 - 09:34 am
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WiiTodd, you hit these DIMS

WiiTodd, you hit these DIMS right between the eyes. Yeah, but Bush....Hahaha

skidrowjoe
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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 09:35 am
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taxpayer, you are dead right

taxpayer, you are dead right with both your posts!

grinder48
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grinder48 12/03/09 - 09:37 am
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holder is a buffoon justus
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holder is a buffoon justus is even worse justus, is there a Congressional White Caucus?

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CoastalDawg 12/03/09 - 09:48 am
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Why is there a "BLACK CAUCUS"

Why is there a "BLACK CAUCUS" in the congress of the United States - where are the CAUCASIAN and ASIAN caucuses? Those don't exist because the country wouldn't stand for it and neither does the law because the law doesn't allow race based operations. If the Democrats are so anxious on investigating and prosecuting malfeasance in office I suggest that they start with many of the appointees of President Obama in particular Eric Holder. Under our constitution no one person has total authority and congress should rein him in, now before he can do further damage. There is absolutely NO reason for "alledged" war criminals to be tried in federal court with all the rights of a US citizen and what happens if they are acquitted by a jury who are more than carefully selected? What then? What if they employ their technique for hijacking and they never even reach NYC? There are so many "what ifs" and negatives about this situation which flies in the face of well established law regarding war criminals. How can congress just sit there and allow this - after all THEY are the ones who make laws and supposedly prevent a takeover of either of the other branches of government.

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butler123 12/03/09 - 10:10 am
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If they were to prosecute the

If they were to prosecute the black panthers it would just open another can of worms. If they were convicted it would be admitting that it could have possibly changed the outcome of the voting, therefore making people wonder about the election too. You know they aren't going to do that. I wonder how many of those poor old souls that were picked up and taken to the polls to vote, really wanted to go. I wonder how many weren't given a choice.

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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 10:30 am
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Really, wetzel, what did you

Really, wetzel, what did you expect, you can't turn a sow ear into a silk purse! Obamamoron knows!

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butler123 12/03/09 - 10:39 am
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I've really never heard

I've really never heard anyone talk about those poor old people in wheelchairs who you could tell weren't happy about being out there to vote. They probably would have supported Obama, but if left up to them, I'll bet a lot of them would have chosen to stay home. Wonder how many of them needed help in the booth. Hmm...

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dashiel 12/03/09 - 11:03 am
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Okay kneejerks, Name an

Okay kneejerks, Name an attorney general who had more experience as a trial lawyer and a prosecutor than Eric Holder has. Didn't think so.

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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 11:08 am
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dash, Probably all of them!

dash, Probably all of them!

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convertedsoutherner 12/03/09 - 11:33 am
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We know Holder was a

We know Holder was a prominant figure in the release of some of the biggest crooks at the end of the clinton admin. Guess that would qualify him for something but doubt it would be the most experienced.

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55 F-100 12/03/09 - 12:20 pm
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Holder is as disappointing as

Holder is as disappointing as the empty suit who appointed him. Incompetence breeds incompetence as is glaringly apparent.

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KSL 12/03/09 - 12:34 pm
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I loved the way Graham got

I loved the way Graham got after him.

carcraft
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carcraft 12/03/09 - 01:14 pm
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dashiel on Thu Dec 3, 2009

dashiel on Thu Dec 3, 2009 10:03 AM Yep Holder is a legal genius! He got a pradon for an innocent man! Marc Rich was not even indicted when he got his pardon and was INNOCENT until proven guilty. Denise showing up at the Clinton White House wearing knee pads and with a few few million for Clinton's library didn't hurt any thing either and may have really motivated Holder..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

dashiel
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dashiel 12/03/09 - 01:29 pm
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So I take it that's a no, you

So I take it that's a no, you can't name even one. Depends Packers For Truth doing what you do best.

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InChristLove 12/03/09 - 02:08 pm
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Just because someone has more

Just because someone has more experience as a trial lawyer or prosecutor doesn't make him a GOOD one so that justification doesn't hold water.

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carcraft 12/03/09 - 02:24 pm
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dashiel on Thu Dec 3, 2009

dashiel on Thu Dec 3, 2009 12:29 PM How do you pardon and innocent man? Please explain!

dashiel
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dashiel 12/03/09 - 02:32 pm
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It's not easy, carcraft.

It's not easy, carcraft. Maybe he was going by Monopoly rules. Remember though, a Get Out Of Jail Free card is only good once unless you are playing one of those endless games at the beach, in which case it is possible to draw it again. A Presidential Pardon is a terrible thing to waste.

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