Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”
“Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer "pro bono," or voluntary, legal services. "Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots."
Of course, Holder isn't just speaking of simple 'pro bono' lawyers. He is speaking of the seven who previously represented terrorist. The same ones he has now hired as 'Justice Department' lawyers.
Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers "patriots."