Tuesday, March 2, 2010

LIZ CHENEY AIN'T NO JOKE! Liz Cheney Group Accused of McCarthyism for Holder Ad. It's a Great Honest Ad, So What's Their Beef?

My colleague Ben Smith has word this morning of a video from the Liz Cheney-backed group Keep America Safe questioning the loyalty of Justice Department attorneys who previously represented Guantanamo detainees.

The video provocatively calls a group of such lawyers whom Attorney General Eric Holder has failed to name despite repeated Republican requests: "The Al Qaeda 7."

The challenge is prompting outrage from some working on Guantanamo issues.

"This is plainly unacceptable in the United States," Ken Gude of the Center for American Progress, wrote in an e-mail this morning. "Condemnation is not sufficient. This is pure McCarthyism." READ MORE...

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