Amy Holmes Plays Apologist For Bush Torture Lawyers

As our own Jon Perr noted, Amy Holmes joined the ranks of the Bush torture apologists on Real Time with Bill Maher when she compared the attacks by Li
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As our own Jon Perr noted, Amy Holmes joined the ranks of the Bush torture apologists on Real Time with Bill Maher when she compared the attacks by Liz Cheney's group Keep America Safe on DOJ lawyers who represented terrorism suspects to criticism by the left of the Bush torture lawyers such as John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Jim Haynes and Steve Bradbury.

The Bizarro World of the Bush Torture Apologists:

Now, conservatives on both sides of the Liz Cheney "Al Qaeda 7" smear of the Obama Justice Department have entered Seinfeld's Bizarro World where the polar opposite of truth reigns. For the likes of David Brooks, Marc Thiessen and Amy Holmes, the Obama DOJ lawyers who defended the U.S. Constitution are no different than the Bush torture team that undermined it.

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I really wish Bill would quit bringing this annoying woman on his show all the time. All she does is regurgitate one right wing talking point after another every time she’s on.

Holmes: I agree with you. I don't think it's remotely fair to tar lawyers with the crimes of their clients. You could never have anyone defending a murderer or a rapist or anything like that and we do have a system where you get a fair defense, but other folks say—I don't agree with it—but turnabout is fair play. Look at what the left did to the lawyers in the Justice Department who were trying to give advice under the Bush administration. They were singled out. You know they were... fingers were pointed at them...

Maher: Oh lord...

Holmes: ...to try to tear them down and I think a lawyer should be able to do his job...

Maher: Wow...

Holmes: ...without being tarred as you say...

Maher: That is quite an analysis there.

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