Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Will Bu$hco answer to war Crimes?
What's an Attorney General to do?
Will Eric Holder uphold the Constitution on his watch? The Bush administration should be held accountable for war crimes, and it is well known that the majority of the people want justice.
In a June speech to the American Constitution Society, Holder said the Bush administration had taken many steps that
"were both excessive and unlawful" in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Holder was an achiever both academically and as a basketball player.
Obama and Holder have yet to play on the court, but they are both pretty good players. It will be interesting to see their game...G:
In late 2007, Holder joined then-United States Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a senior legal advisor. He served on Obama's vice presidential selection committee.
Holder's political views are broadly in line with Obama's. Holder favors closing the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He is opposed to the Bush Administration's implementation of the Patriot Act, saying it is "bad ultimately for law enforcement and will cost us the support of the American people." He has been critical of US torture policy and the NSA warrantless surveillance program, calling the Bush administration's "disrespect for the rule of law [...] not only wrong, it is destructive in our struggle against terrorism."
On December 1, 2008, Obama announced that Holder would be his nominee for Attorney General. If the Senate confirms him, he will be the first African-American Attorney General.