Michael Mukasey Slams Liz Cheney’s ‘Shoddy And Dangerous’ Logic In WSJ Op-Ed

In my opinion, Liz Cheney is as nefarious as her father, Dick Cheney.  What’s even more incredible than her accusation that those attorneys who defended terror suspects should be called out as terrorists themselves, is her inability to say that she made a mistake. 

Bob Barr – Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, appears to have inherited her father’s disdain for the niceties of constitutional principles.  The former vice president was well-known throughout his tenure in that job, for missing no opportunity to praise the use of torture (which he referred to euphemistically as “enhanced interrogation techniques”) against those suspected of violating US anti-terrorism laws, and for often belittling those who believed that the Bill of Rights might actually apply to those charged with committing acts of terrorism.

This is all of a piece, and what it is a piece of is something both shoddy and dangerous. A lawyer who represents a party in a contested matter has an ethical obligation to make any and all tenable legal arguments that will help that party. A lawyer in public service, particularly one dealing with sensitive matters of national security, has the obligation to authorize any step or practice the law permits in order to keep the nation and its citizens safe. And a lawyer who undertakes to represent someone whom his neighbors–perhaps rightly–revile as a threat to the public welfare is obligated to bring his talents to bear just as forcefully in favor of that client as he would if he were representing Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, the French artillery officer who in 1895 was found guilty of treason and sent to Devil’s Island for little more than being Jewish.

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    1. Oops, sorry.

      To me, Liz Cheney is always bizarre to watch. She seems to be imitating her father in every way, body language, tone of voice, even facial mannerisms (like talking out of the side of her mouth.) And that’s her whole claim to fame (watch me act like my father). Her mother is pretty odd too. I remember her mother exclaiming “John Kerry is not a good man!!” when he made a reference to the other Cheney daughter being gay.

      They seem to be a very dour, sour, opportunistic, selfish, hypocritical, shameless family.

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      1. It’s funny LTL, I almost mentioned the weird mom as well. For those folks, people who do not espouse to their ideaology are the enemy…and it doesn’t matter who they are. Amazing species, those Cheneys. In my own pesonal opinion, I am certain that they are the spawn of Beezlebub…LOL

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