Friday, July 09, 2010
The New Arizona Irony
Now, in addition to Jan Brewer's stated Obama irony of suing Arizona as it looks to strengthen federal law while he turns a blind eye to states that snub federal law by offering sanctuary*, we have found out who will be prosecuting an American state for enforcing an American law: DoJ lawyer Tony West.
If you remember, we only found out the names and backgrounds of many of the the DoJ appointees because of Sen. Chuck Grassley's push to uncover who was advising the President:
"The administration has made many highly questionable decisions when it comes to national security, " Grassley said in a recent statement. "[Americans] have a right to know who advises the Attorney General and the President on these critical matters." (source)
So, back to Tony West...one of the "Al Qaeda 7" and the DoJ attorney that previously did the most work in getting terrorists released. Let's re-write that. An attorney now the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department's Civil Division, was just a few short years ago working feverishly to free men that were looking to kill (the greatest civil rights violation of all if I'm not mistaken) American soldiers and citizens.
And now he, he who defended The American Taliban, will be prosecuting Arizona. For trying to enforce federal law. It's no surprise he's married to a former executive director of the ACLU...
My head might actually explode.
(*Tony West's sister-in-law is the District Attorney of San Francisco and has furthered that city's sanctuary policy for criminal illegal aliens, including placing them in taxpayer funded training programs to secure American jobs. (source))