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Guantanamo Action: Holder to try 5 in NYC, White House Counsel Resigns

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The Obama administration is dusting off Guantanamo, getting Holder to do something and dumping a loser White House counsel.

The NY Times reports that Gregory Craig Resigns as White House Counsel.

Craig has been a real liability to the Whitehouse-- a man who has defended some pretty unpleasant people, and the man who is blamed for crafting or failing to craft legal policies regarding Guantanamo that have led to the president having failed to keep his campaign promise.

And Eric Holder is as, this is written, holding a press conference announcing that five Guantanamo prisoners will be tried in a NY federal court, asking for the death Penalty. (Ironic that NY state does not have a death penalty for criminals convicted in state courts.)

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This is good news that AG Eric Holder has made some movement happen regarding Guantanamo. He says he is "confident we will be confident in the prosecution of these cases." This movement, combined with replacement of the Whitehouse counsel, could be a sign that Obama is moving to fulfill his campaign promises.
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Holder reports that they are reviewing whether cases will be brought to federal or military courts.

Defending criticism by rep King and others about bringing the prisoners to NY, Holder says that NY has a history of doing things like this, that they have a "hardened system."

Holder is still, in the eyes of this writer, on the road to becoming the worst AG in history, because of his failure to remove extremely partisan DOJ attorneys appointed by George Bush-- attorneys who are known to have engaged in gross prosecutorial misconduct in prosecuting Don Siegelman, Cyril Wecht and many others.

Holder says that this decision to try the five Guantanamo prisoners in NY has been his hardest decision so far. I guess it's easy to decide not to fire the despicable attorneys in the DOJ. Eric Holder-- worst AG in history-- but it's still not too late to change his legacy.

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I agree 100% with Bob in his assessment of AG Hold... by Paul Karsh on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:25:49 PM
All the 9/11 masterminds (patsies whowere never ch... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:27:19 PM
File that under "Scenes we'd LIKE to SEE!" ...in o... by Bia Winter on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:26:36 AM
I wonder which KSM will stand trial? The dashing f... by Dick Thomson on Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 at 7:57:16 AM
The page you link to mentions the account in "the ... by Maxwell on Monday, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:01:35 AM
Hi Rob - Have you considered penning an article ab... by Jane Schiff on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:25:42 PM
I would never defend John Ashcroft, but Eric Holde... by Blaine Kinsey on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:02:31 AM
This is a very interesting development. I think th... by A. Scott Piraino on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:27:12 AM
When is this administration going to wake up to th... by Jay Timmins on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 5:48:11 AM
Eric Holder is a corporate stooge; he is not an id... by Blaine Kinsey on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 9:36:02 AM
I, for one, am very waryof this latest initiative... by Bia Winter on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:19:36 AM
And if executed they'll be gone forever.But I have... by Maxwell on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 9:33:11 PM
I am still amazed at how far the Obama Administrat... by Carrie Watts on Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 at 4:45:48 AM