January 13, 2007

This administration doesn't believe in our system

US defense official shocked by law firms defending Guantanamo detainees - Yahoo! News:
"A senior Pentagon official responsible for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said he finds it 'shocking' that top US attorneys are rushing to defend 'terrorists' locked up there.

'The major law firms in the country ... are out there representing detainees,' Cully Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, said in a Federal News Radio interview Thursday, available online.

'And you know what, it's shocking,' he said.

'I think quite honestly, when corporate CEOs see that those firms are representing the very terrorists who hit their bottom line back in 2001, those CEOs are going to make those law firms choose between representing terrorists or representing reputable firms.'"

This from our own government. People aren't "innocent until proven guilty." They are already "terrorists" and anyone who defends them in court, you know, to find out if they are terrorists, is unAmerican.

Seriously, these people don't even believe in our system.

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