Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The real reason Eric Holder is friendly to terrorists

For weeks, pundits have struggled to explain why Attorney General Eric Holder continually makes awful decisions – like deciding to try foreign terrorist enemy combatants, most notably confessed 9/11 mega-terror architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in a New York City civilian courtroom with all the constitutional rights, privileges and protections afforded U.S. citizens. Or the decision to treat al-Qaida-trained terrorist Umar "underwear bomber" Abdulmutallab as an American criminal suspect and not a foreign enemy combatant – thus allowing him to lawyer up and avoid the very questioning that has proven in the past to yield precious intel capable of saving thousands of innocent lives.

So, the analysts put forth their various arguments: The Obama-Holder Justice Department is obsessed with proving to the world that America is fair and just, even to terrorists; they're offering a political bone to the far left that is disappointed in Obama for his failure to "fundamentally transform" America into a socialist utopia in one year; they're stealthily setting up Bush, Cheney and the CIA for later prosecutions; they believe capitalist America is imperialist and exploitive and that all people of color, even Islamic jihadists, are somehow quasi-"victims" of the U.S. and thus deserving of the legal presumption of innocence; and so on.

Whatever merit these observations may have, I'd like to suggest a different reason – a little more deep-seated, a little more basic and a whole lot more disturbing.

To dramatize my point, I'd like you to reflect for a few moments on one of Holder's predecessors – Ramsey Clark, who was America's attorney general during Lyndon Johnson's administration.

Here's how I summarize Ramsey Clark's shockingly subversive life in my new book, "How Evil Works": READ MORE...

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