Friday, May 1, 2009

McCarthy on Protecting the US

Andy McCarthy* wrote a gem of an article today explaining his letter refusing to serve on an Obama task force regarding terrorists and enemy combatants. I highly recommend that you read it. He explains in logical, comprehensive terms the reasons Obama's policy on detainees at Guantanamo Bay is both dangerous and foolish and his possible indictment of those who offered advice to the Bush administration is unlawful, as well as unconscionable. He concludes with:
"As I told the attorney general in my letter, “I am powerless to stop the president, as he takes these reckless steps, from touting his Detention Policy Task Force as a demonstration of his national security seriousness. But I can decline to participate in the charade.”

His actual letter to Eric Holder is posted at Rush, but probably won't be there too long.

*In case you've forgotten, McCarthy is best known as the federal prosecutor at the trial of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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