Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Obama picks Reagan assassin's lawyer for Whitehouse Counsel
Barack Obama has selected Gregory Craig as White House counsel, a move that will recall some controversial legal cases over the last few years. Craig has plenty of experience in politics as well as the courtroom, having served as Bill Clinton’s legal counsel during the impeachment hearings. Craig flipped from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama early in the primaries, and the Dear Leader has rewarded his Disciple.
Besides defending Clinton through the impeachment process, an effort that Craig lost, who else had the benefit of Craig’s counsel?
-Elian Gonzalez’s father - Craig represented the father who demanded the return of his son after his estranged wife died trying to take Elian to freedom. Most people saw this as a thinly-veiled publicity stunt from Fidel Castro, attempting to embarrass the US. The dispute got resolved when Janet Reno ordered an armed assault on the house where Elian’s family in the US provided him a home.
-Kofi Annan - The former Secretary-General of the UN hired Craig to defend his interests in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while providing cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.
-Pedro Gonzalez Pinzon - A Panamanian legislator wanted for murdering an American soldier in 1992. The Dallas Morning News demanded that Obama force Craig to drop the case during the campaign, but no report of whether he did is easily available.
But the MOST disgusting and disturbing of Craigs clients is this one..
-John Hinckley, Jr - Craig presented and won the insanity defense that allows Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to spend weekends with his family now. Craig was the architect of Hinckley's sucessful defense.
Sadly I can't say that I'm at all suprised considering the company that B.Hussein has kept in the past.
What's next? Ramsey Clark (the guy who defended Saddam Hussein in his trial for genocide)as Attorney General? Ooops...too late. Lyndon Johnson already did that.
This is why Republicans just laugh when Democrats talk about Justice or the American legal system.
Keep 'em coming Barry. You're making this TOO EASY!!