While the president has been busy poll dancing, a senior member of his beloved Pentagon has surfaced with some stunning comments about boycotting law firms who represent prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. "I think, quite honestly, when corporate CEO's see that those firms are representing the very terrorists who hit their bottom line back in 2001, those CEO's are going to make those law firms choose between representing terrorists or representing reputable firms," said Charles D. Stimson, a senior Pentagon official who handles those at Guantanamo Bay who are suspected of being terrorists. (NYT) Alarmngly, not only is Mr. Stimson himself an attorney, and one who served as a Navy lawyer, but he speaks about retribution for merely providing the minimum judicial requirement on the part of our criminal justice system, namely the right of every accused to counsel, and the presumption of innocence. What's more, Stimson speaks of hitting the bottom line as if he were on the golf course.
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