Sunday, March 7, 2010

Liz Cheney Gets it Wrong: Playing Politics with Terror

The excesses of the Republican Right are considerable and, often, outrageous. Now this list includes exploiting terror to score political points.

The culprit is none other than former Veep daughter Liz Cheney, a person with a a less-than-firm grip on political reality. Her latest screed is an attack on a handful of Justice Department lawyers who once defended terror suspects.

Heavens! A lawyer actually defending a guilty person. We all know that guilty persons—terrorists of not—don't deserve legal representation or a fair trial.

Even conservative thinkers (a group that doesn't include Liz Cheney and her ilk) have backed away from Ms. Cheney's attack. Unlike Cheney, they recognize that defense lawyers have a responsibility to defend suspects, even when the suspects are terrorists.

There is, after all, something wonderful in the law that involves the protection of individual rights, even when the suspects are horrible people. More often than not, it appears, terrorists are found guilty.

The full story is linked here.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

And what the heck are her credentials for all this exposure? She has even fewer than Palin has.