Marc Thiessen has a devastating column in this morning's WaPost excoriating critics of the recent effort by Fox News and Liz Cheney to "out" the Justice Department Lawyers--political appointees of this President--who represented detainees at Gitmo and other vermin of Al-Qaida pedigree.
He's right--Americans do have a right to know who at Justice--seemingly in charge of helping to protect the country from terrorism--spent their carefree, pre-government lives providing for the defense of terrorists. His comparison of the legal community's silence (and complicity) during the witch hunts of former Bush lawyers is notable.
I don't begrudge the legal community the desire to provide defense to terrorists--it's sorta ingrained in the DNA of some lawyers to defend the lost causes (Ramsey Clark?). I do however, question the judgment of an administration that hires such people and then puts them in policy positions in a department central to the war on terror.