The swift boat that backfired.
Well, okay, he "resigned." I think he's gonna go to the Joe Biden oro-verbal rehab center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Goes to show you that Bush can be responsive to asshole tendencies IF they piss off rich people. Like big law firms.
Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Charles "Cully" Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, told him on Friday that he had made his own decision to resign and was not asked to leave by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Stimson drew outrage from the legal community — and a disavowal from the Defense Department — for his Jan. 11 comments, in which he also suggested some attorneys were being untruthful about doing the work free of charge and instead were "receiving moneys from who knows where."
He also said companies might want to consider taking their legal business to other firms that do not represent suspected terrorists.
"I think, quite honestly, when corporate CEOs see that those firms are representing the very terrorists who hit their bottom line back in 2001, those CEOs are going to make those law firms choose between representing terrorists or representing reputable firms," Stimson told Federal News Radio.
Poor guy, he just got caught up in the spirit of John Yoo: "detainees would just clog up our courts if we gave them any rights...." I can understand his enthusiasm for that kind of intellectual excellence. But money talks, and you, Mr. Stimson, are the bullshit that walks. Don't worry, you'll get a job tomorrow at a big defense contractor for triple the bucks...be able to put food on yer family....
oh and you might be interested in this,
In World War II, the federal government and the American Bar Association explicitly called on American attorneys to undertake the legal representation of internees of Japanese ancestry -- citizens and aliens alike.
Not much of a Friday dump today. Nobody indicted or arrested that we know of, and only one guy wants to spend more time with his family.
Unless you count the NIE as a Friday dump, and THAT is a freakin' whopper.