Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DOJ Attorney Firings - Newly Reviewed Documents reports that documents
"released by the House Judiciary Committee after a protracted fight over access to White House records and testimony, offer a detailed portrait of a nearly two-year effort, from early 2005 to 2007, by senior White House officials, including Mr. Rove, to dismiss some prosecutors for what appear to be political reasons."
Okay, not surprising.
"Bush administration officials have publicly suggested that Mr. Iglesias was dismissed because of a subpar performance and absences from the office — he was a Navy reservist."
What?! Are you serious right now? He worked for the Department of Justice for the United States of America. He missed work because he was a Navy reservist for the United States of America. And this was a problem?? I thought we were engaged in two wars and were taking stop-gap measures. Plus, I gotta say, the federal government is the last one I expected to get worked up about reservists missing work to go to reserve activities.

Another point about this that burns me is the constant Republican & Bush Administration tacit of accusing dissenters (or anyone who disagreed with them) of "hating America." When Democrats and peace activists opposed the war, they didn't support the troops. Yet, here they are citing the "missing of work" by a reservist away from work for reservist activities as a reason to fire this person. This is supporting the troops in what way exactly?

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