Attorney General Eric Holder to Visit Guantanamo

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to make a “fact finding” trip to Guantanamo next week. It will be the AG’s first visit to the detention facility. He has dispatched an advance team from Department of Justice to precede him.

While Holder has been cautious in the past about blanket condemnation of detention of enemy combatants, he has been a critic of Guantanamo. By comments he made at his Senate confirmation hearings it can be inferred that he believes that detainees have been tortured in the past.

He properly condemned torture, but expanded the definition considerably in his statements.

Holder travels with baggage. His previous employer was the DC law firm of Covington & Burling, where he was compensated at approximately $2 million annually. As a partner he had a voice in any charity work the firm did. C&B is proud of the pro bono work it has done – and continues to do – defending Guantanamo detainees in US courts.

Conflict of interest? You decide.

Having recently accused Americans as being a “nation of cowards,” it will be interesting to hear what he says upon return.

Will he truthfully – and courageously – report a totally transparent interrogation/detention facility with extraordinarily safe and humane care given to detainees? Or will he slip into political mode?

We must wait and see.

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9 Responses to “Attorney General Eric Holder to Visit Guantanamo”

  1. Tim Sumner Says:

    And what a bunch of dignified officers of the court those lawyers all were. Here (idiot content warning) and here (7 minute video of one of them reading jihadist poetry/propaganda) are two fine examples.

  2. NATE Says:

    WHICH SIDE IS ERIC HOLDER ON.HIS PREVIUOS LAW FIRM DEFENDS THESE “WORST OF THE WORST” CRIMINALS THAT ARE TREATED BETTER THAN GENEVA COVENTION RULES STATE.IT COST $34 PER DAY TO FEED THEM(HALAL FOOD FLOWN IN FROM THE STATES) VS $17 PER DAY FOR AMERICAN PRISONERS.THE SO-CALLED GITMO TORTURERS WERE DEALT WITH.TODAY,THEY ARE PAMPERED.THEY HAVE GIVEN VALUABLE INTEL THAT SAVED AND CONTINUE TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES HERE AND ABROAD.HOW ABOUT WHEN AND IF GITMO IS CLOSED THE DETAINEES THAT ARE RELEASED(GOD FORBID )ARE SET UP AS EX CONS NEAR HOLDER,SCHUMER,MURTHA,PELOSI,DURBIN(GITMO IS LIKE GULAG)
    REIDS COLLECTIVE HOMES/HOMETOWNS.MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT,THESE ANIMALS ARE A DEADLY COMBO OF HANNIBAL LECHTER,CHARLIE MANSON,TED BUNDY AND MAYBE COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU,COURTESY OF BARACK OBAMA,ERIC HOLDER AND THE
    FORGIVERS!!!!!

  3. Pat Carfagno Says:

    This man isn’t at all concerned about the suffering of Americans, in fact he looks forward to it.

    Now I’m listening to the liberals 2nd best friend, Lindsay Graham tell us how bad things are.

    No kidding.

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  5. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang Says:

    Speaking of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:

    Eric Holder is a racial-minority individual, and in his heart and mind he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
    _____________________
    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

  6. Tim Sumner Says:

    Mr. Wang (Cum Too Sunna To Laude or whatever you 1996 title was):

    I found your blog and the second post (Jan 20, 2009) there interesting. Here’s a quote of your quote there:

    “Bush Dies Peacefully In His Sleep”
    “WASHINGTON—George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States of America, passed away painlessly in his sleep Monday night, White House sources confirmed. The 62-year-old Bush was reportedly discovered lying unresponsive in his bed by first lady Laura Bush, a gentle smile still on his lips…

    You followed that with you comments:

    The author of this article must have been dreaming. From examining other sources, it does not appear that George W. Bush has passed away. But it is okay to dream. The American people must dare to dream this dream. This dream indicated at “The Onion” will come true someday in the sense that Bush will eventually cease to exist. And that day will be one of the happiest days in U.S. history—that the worst president ever will be gone in all respects and forever.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    You would think that a guy who alleges to have graduated college in three years with top honors would have done some more worthy thing of note in the 13 years since. Alas, that appears to have been the high point in Mr. Wang’s career and just sits around wishing Presidents dead. I’m sure the Secret Service will be keeping a close eye on him.

  7. Terry Walbert Says:

    The posting by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang is amazing for its ignorance and emotionalism. The only excuse I can think of is that English is not his native language.

    But I assume that logical fallacies are the same in Chinese as they are in English. I wonder what Confucius would say about it.

  8. Devin Norris Says:

    It won’t make any different if Eric Holder visits gitmo or not. He and the rest of the liberals, radicals have already made up their mind and there’s no changing them.

    We should not be focused on the outcome of Holder visiting Gitmo, as we already know the outcome is the same liberal nonsense that is currently on display. But, rather we should be focused on coming together as American’s who are for our freedoms, on beating these liberal left nut jobs.

  9. Listen Toit Says:

    Just cause you say it, doesn’t mean it’s true. Mr. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang makes a bunch of statements and backs up none. And the freak thinks he is quotable by copying the SAME LAME statement ad nauseum on every blog he can. Since you love it so much, trying tossing in a fact or three.

    I can say that Obama has no legislative success in congress. He stole an election for Senator by having staffers reprint his competitor’s divorce proceedings. Then as a Senator-again no legislative success more than half of his brief stay was spent campaigning, and therefore, not even sitting in the Senate chambers. How’d he get the Fulbright scholarship that is only given to foreign born students while he was at Occidental? Why does he preach against the white mother and grandmother that sacrificed to raise him, but praise the Arab Muslim father that abandoned him to become an insurgent in Kenya. He should have written a book that says, “Things I should have learned from my absentee Muslim Arab father whose family ancestors sold and owned African slaves”. Again, they are the facts.
    I can say factually that Eric Holder made money from a law firm that defended terrorists. Those terrorists are now prisoners at Gitmo. President Bush never interrogated, nor tortured one terrorist, yet many of these prisoners were found to have aided and abetted the enemy that hijacked planes and used them to kill Americans on our soil. They were also found to have forwarded information and inflamed the passions of more to conduct more terroristic activities. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang needs to stick to the facts, such as career prosecutors that could have made a name for themselves career wise could find only 1 conviction out of 20 instances where officers appeared to have acted beyond their existing legal authorities. Now Holder wants double jeopardy for all involved. Tried once, he wants them to be investigated to be tried again. Then perhaps his old law firm can go for suing for unlawful imprisonment for its clients. $$$ Makes me nauseous to see a high powered DC law firm defending terrorists, yet that is what make America great. These lawyers get to defend scum, our courts are not responsible to hear their cases because they are prisoners-no habeus corpus, no arraignment and these prisoners are treated lots better than those held by Muslim interrogators that ended up without their heads. America’s ability to stand up to tests, to allow freedoms that Andrew Yu-Jen Wang wouldn’t dream of in his ancestor’s country, much less to speak of a President or Glorious Leader in such terms. And it is my liberty to say Andrew Yu-Jen Wang is a whacked out nut job with not a leg to stand on and has to tell you how smart he was at his 2900 student small private division III school. Those are the facts!

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