Official Attacks Top Law Firms Over Detainees – New York Times – a senior Pentagon official in charge of military detainees suspected of terrorism expressed dismay that top shelf lawyers should represent prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and that the firms’ corporate clients should consider ending their business ties.
This is nothing less than fascism and the official must immediately be sacked by President Bush.
The military attempting to prevent lawyers from doing their job is erratic and insane. It is the road to doom. Lawyers must prosecute cases without threat.
To suggest in this way that corporate business clients should show prejudice to law firms based on the say so of a defense establishment wheeze-bag is a declaration of war by this official on the US Justice system and means that he is playing a role above the President and the Judiciary, setting policy and in the process undermining the ability of the legal system to operate. This can not stand.
President Bush – you have got to sack this caustic individual who is abusing your power.
It is nothing short of treason to usurp the presidency.