Lawyer Who Defended GITMO Detainees Now In Charge of GITMO Policy

Katie Pavlich

3/5/2012 7:45:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

J. Christian Adams, Obama Justice Department Black Panther case whistleblower and author of Injustice was on Fox and Friends over the weekend with some alarming news. The very same lawyer who has adamantly defended GITMO detainees, has now been appointed to one of the highest positions within the Department of Justice to oversee GITMO policy.

J. Christian Adams, once an elections lawyer who accused the Justice Department of racial bias in its decision to not prosecute a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party, said Tony West's promotion from assistant attorney general for the Civil Division to acting associate attorney general is one more step toward letting radicals run the Justice Department.

"The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It's not that he's just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes," Adams told Fox News on Sunday.

Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder's announcement of West's promotion, he "conveniently omitted" West's role as the defense attorney for convicted Al Qaeda terrorist John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting with the Taliban.

"He actually pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban and carrying explosives while fighting U.S. troops in the region," Judicial Watch noted of Lindh.

Adams said not only did West represent Lindh, but his firm was also involved in two other defense cases for terrorists working against the U.S.

"Tony West took on, and his firm, took some of the most radical causes for America's enemies before coming to the Justice Department," he said.

 



I didn't think Barack Obama's Justice Department with Eric Holder at the helm could become anymore corrupt but, it just happened.