By Michael Goodwin, ,
Published May 07, 2015
There he goes again.
"Politics has no place -- no place -- in the impartial and effective administration of justice," Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week. "Decisions about how, where and when to prosecute must be made by prosecutors, not politicians."
As usual, Holder sees "politics" as the evil motive of any body who disagrees with him. Like most elite ultra-libs, he believes he is in a state of nature, his motives noble and pure.
It's a laughable idea, especially when you get a load of his audience. He was speaking to the American Constitution Society, which Politico describes as a "liberal lawyers' group." No politics there!
Holder blasted bipartisan congressional efforts to block his plans to try terrorists in civilian courts. Defeated by public opposition to his nutty bid to bring the trial of the 9/11 mastermind to lower Manhattan, Holder is in the same argument again.
The latest case involves two Iraqi nationals in Kentucky who are accused of aiding attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq. Holder wants to try them in Kentucky civilian courts, instead of in the military commissions preferred by some Kentucky officials. Of course, only his opponents have political motives.
Security "won't come at all if we adhere to a rigid ideology," Holder told his audience. He should tell it to a mirror.