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  •  From the NYTs (11+ / 0-)

    Another of Mr. Toussie’s lawyers, Bradford A. Berenson of Washington, said his client was pleased that a pardon was initially announced Tuesday and held out hope that it might still come true. "Mr. Toussie looks forward to the pardon attorney’s expeditious review of the application," Mr. Berenson said.

    The episode is particularly embarrassing for Fred F. Fielding, the White House counsel, who is mentioned by title but not by name in the White House statement, which said pointedly that "the counsel to the president reviewed the application and believed, based on the information known to him at the time, that it was a meritorious application. He so advised the president, who accepted the recommendation."

    The statement did not explain how Mr. Fielding came to believe the petition should be granted.

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    President Theodore Roosevelt,"No man can take part in the torture of a human being without having his own moral nature permanently lowered."

    by SmileySam on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 07:14:05 AM PST

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    •  His past (6+ / 0-)

      Bradford A. Berenson,

      former associate White House counsel
      and a former Supreme Court law clerk, argued that the court would never accept absolute presidential authority to designate suspects terrorists and hold them without trial.

      President Theodore Roosevelt,"No man can take part in the torture of a human being without having his own moral nature permanently lowered."

      by SmileySam on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 07:15:29 AM PST

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    •  Where is the media showdown, breathlessly (4+ / 0-)
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      Molly M, Jeff Y, SmileySam, conlakappa

      bleating 24/7 about the "donations to play" scandals?

      Oh, I forgot, it is the media and the Bush administration's criminals, move along now, nothing to see here.

      This is not the change I signed up for. Dump Warren.

      by Do Tell on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 07:39:57 AM PST

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