Following Liz Cheney's call to remove the "Al-Qaeda Seven," here's a list of seven additional U.S. officials whose work on behalf of enemies of the state would make them unfit to serve their country.
Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.
The greatest lawyers in this country have represented traitors, serial murderers, rapists, deserters, corrupt politicians and scoundrels of every sort. Why are suspected terrorists' lawyers any different?
Cheney's attack conveniently shifted the spotlight away from other former Justice Department officials who actually are at risk of professional and criminal sanction.
Conservatives have been attacking President Obama and the Department of Justice for employing lawyers who previously represented terrorism suspects, even though George Bush did the same thing.
A bipartisan consensus in favor of fashioning a new legal framework for dealing with an age-old problem -- terrorism -- is an admission to the world, that our existing institutions aren't strong enough to deal with Al Qaeda, and that we'll abandon our core values when it gets hard.
While the Cheneys continue to hammer away at the accusation that Obama has a terror trial "mindset" problem, another bullet hole has been leveled at their argument by Germany.
I don't know who devises and disseminates the GOP's talking points, but they're brilliant. And since brilliance is not a quality that I readily associate with Michael Steele, I'm guessing it's Roger Ailes.
Once again Fox News has spoken to the dumber-than-a-fifth-grader crowd, who doesn't understand that planet Earth is much bigger than the U.S., and that seasonal winter storms do not refute decades of data.
The more Americans know the truth about those being showcased at CPAC, the more they might think twice before being taken in by their focus group driven campaign commercials and casting their votes this fall.
Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.
Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.
Dick Cheney appeared before a fawning crowd at CPAC to promote his efforts to create an alternative universe in which truths about terrorism becomes lies and lies become truth.
It's a double header. As in, double the fear mongering. As I wrote earlier, the former Vice President is going to be on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. L...
You may have heard that Liz Cheney's group - Keep America Safe -- decided to respond to the State of the Union address by producing an ad that outrage...
Keep America Safe has yet another video meant to scare the American people, not provide the real facts on America's counterterrorism efforts.