Obama nominates a terrorist-defending asshat for a government position.
Hat Tip to Lileks at Screedblog.
Lindh’s former attorney, Tony West, is Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division.
His defense of Lindh includes this dopey explanation:
“Whatever John is, he is not a terrorist, and he did not go to Afghanistan to kill Americans.”
This is what Lindh was indicted for:
In or about late May or June 2001, LINDH agreed to attend an al-Qaeda training camp for additional and extensive military training, knowing that America and its citizens were the enemies of Din Laden and al-Qaeda and that a principal purpose of al-Qaeda was to fight and kill Americans.
9. In or about late May or June 2001, LINDH traveled to a Bin Laden guest house in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he stayed for several days.
13. In or about June or July 2001, LINDH met personally with Bin Laden, who thanked him and other trainees for taking part in jihad.
Nah, he just went to Afghanistan for the spelunking.
Way to go, Obama. Why don’t you hire Ayman al Zawahri as your Press Secretary?