Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Eric Holder, private defense counsel for Colombian death squads, will be US Attorney General.

"According to Mario Iguaran, the Attorney General of Colombia, Chiquita's payments to the AUC paramilitaries led to the murder of 4000 civilians in the banana region of Colombia and furthered the growth of the paramilitaries throughout Colombia . . .." Etc. Etc.


Holder? Eric Holder? Oh, THAT one.

Yes, it is the same issue as with Greg Craig. I don't believe for a minute that making a career choice to represent one of America's most evil corporate entities in a case where they're charged with hiring death squads to protect their plantations qualifies you in any way to "bring civil liberties and civil rights back into the legal system". I believe professional choices mean something more than that it is just part of a system. But maybe I'm wrong and Dick Cheney's corporate past and career choices uniquely qualified him too to be high up in government or at least it didn't matter. In short, Al, I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this issue.

WAPO Article

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