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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:11 PM
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What is going on with the US Attorneys?
Is Fitz being kept on?
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:18 PM
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1. David Iglesias has been recycled as
a JAG Officer who will be going to Gitmo to prosecute people.

I was fascinated by that development; another brilliant move on the part of that new guy in the White House.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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2. But GITMO is being shut down and the persecutions have stopped.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:35 PM
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3. So here's Buzz on it.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

David Iglesias has been vindicated, well, to some extent.

The former U.S. prosecutor from New Mexico, one of the U.S. attorneys fired supposedly for non-political reasons, has a new job: Navy JAG. Specifically, Igelsias is working as a Judge Advocate General for the cases in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

As for Igleias, he seems very happy with the change: "It is the most significant set of orders I've had in my 24 years of Navy service," said Iglesias to KRQE-TV, Albuquerque.

But the Obama Administration gets a clearly qualified individual to do an unthankable task in a difficult situation, and gets to hold his hiring up to the Bush Administration, and essentially say, "He's a good employee; you shouldn't say otherwise."

With the potential closing of Guantanamo Bay, it's likely that this job may not last long. But this might not be the worst thing in the world for Iglesias or the Obama Administration. Iglesias gets to show that he is worthy of a high-profile job and the Obama team gets desperately needed quality help to turn things around.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:30 PM
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4. Until the procedures are reviewed.
Presumably there will still be cause to do some prosecutions -- that is, if the Bushistas haven't totally screwed up all of the cases beyond ability to prosecute.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:47 PM
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6. if the Bushistas haven't totally screwed up all of the cases beyond ability to prosecute. Like
getting "evidence" by torture?
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:57 PM
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5. Holder will need to be confirmed
before changes are made.

I hope Fitzgerald is shown the door, but I very much doubt it.
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