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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.

Holder reports that they are reviewing whether cases will be brought to federal or military courts.

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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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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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