Debra J. Saunders

Holder was hell on wheels with interrogators who might have waterboarded three high-value detainees, but he has demonstrated no such scruples when it comes to the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the war on terrorism.

Under Holder's watch, the Drug Enforcement Administration has seized states' supplies of sodium thiopental, a drug used in lethal injection, because the drug is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. That's just plain ridiculous.

At first, Obama's Justice Department advised U.S. attorneys not to focus on medical-marijuana prosecutions in states that have legalized its usage. Now U.S. attorneys are raiding medical-marijuana facilities regularly. Why? I don't know, but the answer can't be principle.

The answer to my question seems pretty clear. Holder protects Democratic administrations. He helped free well-connected FALN terrorists who didn't even submit presidential-pardon applications and a gazillionaire fugitive. He protected any administration aides who might have leaked national-security information to make Obama look good.

Meanwhile, Holder takes no prisoners when it comes to CIA officials guilty of trying to protect national security, states that apply their death-penalty laws or try to uphold their medical marijuana laws.

As for small fish like Clarence Aaron, they don't even rate. In Eric Holder's world, only politically connected people rate any privilege.


Debra J. Saunders


 
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