But to this topic...someone wrote, perhaps the article:
So do I read this correctly that some Republicans AND Liz Cheney's group are questioning Obama lawyers? And Republican lawyers are objecting? The first could be viewed as politics as usual, but the second part is interesting. I guess they want to preempt the idea that a lawyer for a scumbag can't serve in any capacity in the government.Senate Republicans have demanded details of the lawyers' past work and Liz Cheney’s group “Keep America Safe” has questioned their “values." A drumbeat of Republican criticism forced the Justice Department reluctantly to identify seven of them last week. But the harshness of the criticism – Keep America Safe labeled a group of them the “Al Qaeda Seven” — has provoked a backlash from across the legal establishment.
Well, it's difficult if not stupid to question values. Lawyers have a job to do and they do it. If they have to defend a scumbag they do so. If the lawyer defending the scumbag finds evidence that the man did what he is accused of, that lawyer can and should provide that evidence to the prosecution. Lawyers VALUES? I wasn't aware lawyers - prosecutors or defense attorneys had them in the first place. I mean, maybe corporate lawyers or contract lawyers... but criminal attorney's?
I would question their ideology and political affiliation before values. If Liz Cheney wants to make an arguement that they're sympathizers and apologists - then show the evidence and let's discuss it.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I"m not really sure why we'd want defense attorneys who represented terrorists working as prosecutors for the Dept. of Justice. That makes my eyebrows go up, frankly.
I'll be honest...I'm not a fan of defense attorneys. They have their role. It's a necessary role. However, some of the people they represent are completely despicable, and I'm kind of shocked at the morality of the people who choose to be associated with those types.
Like father, like daughter.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.