Attorney General, Eric Holder - who embarked on a "fact finding" visit to Guantanamo Bay on Monday - previously worked as a senior partner with Covington & Burling, a DC law firm that devotes considerable time defending Gitmo detainees, the New York Post reported on its website Thursday.
The job paid Holder $2 million a year, and he'll likely collect a similar amount this year as part of his separation package, the Post contends.
Holder and his Covington & Burling pals also defended Chiquita Brands International in 2004 against charges it funneled more than $1.7 million to terrorist groups.
Another former Covington & Burling attorney, Marc Falkoff, who represents several Gitmo detainees, published a selection of poems from some of the detainees.
In 2006 - as part of a "Guantanamo teach-in" sponsored by Seton Hall Law School - Falkoff recited a poem written by Abdullah Saleh Al-Ajmi, a former Gitmo detainee. Falkoff described Al-Ajmi and other detainee poets as "gentle, thoughtful young men" who, though frustrated and disillusioned, expressed an abiding hope in the future.
However, Al-Ajmi - who was released from American custody in 2005 - eventually returned to Iraq and committed a suicide bombing in the city of Mosul in March of 2008.
So much for Mr. Al-Ajmi's "abiding hope in the future".....
[Jihadist video of the suicide bombing commemorating Al-Ajmi.]
Covington & Burling also did some legal work on behalf of Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard and driver, Mr. Salim Hamdan.
Another Obama appointee, Mr. Neal Katyal, was the lead plaintiff's counsel in defense of Salim Hamdan. Thanks to Mr. Katyal, Bin Laden's former bodyguard is now a free man. And to show his appreciation to Mr. Katyal for defending Hamdan, Barack Obama recently appointed Katyal principal deputy Solicitor General of the US.
So, if you're looking for a job in the Obama administration and you wish to enhance your resume in the eyes of the President, here's what you need to do:
Lend a helping hand to a terrorist and volunteer some of your free time working on behalf of a terrorist. And I guarantee you: You will soon land yourself a cushy and prestigious job in the Obama administration.......
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