Have you noticed that “enhanced interrogation” today is “harsh interrogation?” Just an observation. Remember how the Holder Department of Justice tried to destroy DOJ attorneys John Yoo and Jay Bybee over supposed “torture memos?” The DOJ did everything they could to destroy these men, and today they are still facing war crimes charges from Spain. Both men were completely exonerated. Then remember President G. W. Bush’s Attorney General Alberto Gonzales? A Democrat Congress did all they could to chew him up and spit him out. They failed but Gonzales eventually resigned in 2007.
John Yoo and Jay Bybee were put through hell on charges that they sanctioned “enhanced interrogation” tactics.
Eric Holder issued a 261 page report claiming that DOJ attorney John Yoo committed “intentional professional misconduct,” when he wrote an opinion for Bush about “enhanced interrogation” techniques,” basically charging that Yoo lied when giving advice to G.W. The DOJ recommended disciplinary action against Yoo from the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009. DOJ attorney David Margolis countermanded the recommended referral in January 2010 – saying he did not find “professional misconduct.”
From November 2001 to March 2003, attorney Jay Bybee served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the DOJ. Bybee was asked by the CIA if they could legally, aggressively interrogate high-ranking al-Qaeda members captured outside of the U.S. – attempting to have a definition of the term “torture” in 18 U.S.C. Source.
Again the DOJ went after Bybee as they have Yoo. Bybee was acquitted and was later confirmed via Bush’s nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Both men are facing war crimes charges in Spain and other European countries. BUT the DOJ is likely still unhappy, but because of these two men, Osama bin Laden is dead.
Then there is Alberto Gonzalez, the G.W. Bush Attorney General. Democrats went after him with a vengeance, led by Senator Chuck Schumer, and he finally resigned in September 2007. He had the guts to fire eight U.S. Attorney Generals and was probed top to bottom and sideways, and was exonerated every time. The DOJ finally got around to telling Congress there was no evidence of wrongdoing. It was a political attack from every angle and Gonzales had the right to fire the lawyers and they knew it. Long into the Obama administration, there were rumors that Holder planned to prosecute Gonzales. this is an evil DOJ.
Bill Clinton fired NINETY THREE attorneys and the media ignored it as they railed against Gonzales.
Then Barack Obama fired an Inspector General (found guilty of nothing but revealing Obama’s friend and donor, and accused sexual predator “misusing” AMERICORP money – $75 Million) – Obama does not have the right or the authority to fire an IG, but thanks to the progressive media, he skated.
Without the Bush policies, OBL would not be dead today. Without Yoo and Bybee, the CIA could not have operated as they did. Without Alberto Gonzales and his policies ranging from Guantanamo, military trials and the Patriot Act, Osama bin Laden would not be dead today.