Terror Lawyer Tapped to do Obama v. Arizona Lawsuit: Talk about Conflict of Interest

Posted by on Jul 8th, 2010 and filed under Defense, Defense, Government Spending, Legal, Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry from your site

          Just hours ago it was announced that Tony West, a member of a group of lawyers who have represented terror suspects and are coined as “The Gitmo 9”, will be leading the Obama Administration in their suit against Arizona.  Arguing against the state taking a federal law that the national law enforcement were not using and making it a state requirement, every day this lawsuit shows more and more its conflicting objective: from being released first on international press to attacking a law that had been on the federal books for years. 

            West, who once represented “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, later negotiating a 20 year sentence for the 21-year-old terrorist, to me screamed once again whose side our administration is on.  To take a man who has pre-existing involvement with one of the types of people Arizona is fighting to battle against shows the current leadership literally has no feeling or remorse for threatening our nation by attempting to nullify the needed strengthening of our borders.  With West’s help, the “American Taliban” did not face the Government’s most serious charges, including conspiracy to kill Americans and engaging in terrorism.

            Is this the type of person we want telling us how our borders should be?

            The Justice Department, lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was already quoted stating he created an opinion on the law before reading it, was already known for their political agenda even before S.B. 1070’s ink was dry.  If anything, this “selection” shows the pure audacity and frivolousness this lawsuit carries.  Someone who will actually attempt to reduce the charges of a terrorist obviously should not be involved in a factor of how some have gotten to us such as the borders.  Nonetheless, here is the blind leading the blind within an empty and costly case while the Americans continue to be at risk.

                When examining the documentation of the lawsuit, you see it states the Justice Department claims the federal government has “preeminent authority” on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law “disrupts” that balance. What balance are they referring to?  We have already seen from numerous statistics that there is an incredible imbalance in our borders and the state was reacting to this with the enactment of S.B. 1070.  Further, if the “preeminent authority” that the Justice Department supposedly has on the nation’s border security was worth anything Arizona wouldn’t have had to adopt any laws nor be risked or killed by people crossing the borders illegally. 

          Once again we are seeing an administration’s attempt to control our nation for the good of themselves and not for the good of the people.  Once our President realized the real Americans are ready to respond in droves against him in 2010 and 2012, he fought to keep the dream of amnesty alive. America to Obama: Not on our watch.

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