Sounds fairly cut and dried, right? Not so fast, dear reader (all 1 of you out there). In swoops defence attorney Tony West. He throws around the notion of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, being too scared to quit, he never MEANT to fight the US, etc. Typical litigious BS. You've got to wonder about the moral aptitude of a guy who's conscience can allow him to defend someone like that. Yeah, I know his firm was contracted by the State Department. But it kind of makes you wonder, right? Want to know the best part? He's now O's nominee for the head of the Justice Department's Civil Division. You know, because there aren't enough people in this administration or in Congress with no moral compass.
So how did he get nominated? This might shed some light on the subject.
Indeed. Plutocracy, anyone?
He also, conveniently enough, helped raise $65 million for Obama in California as a state finance co-chair during the campaign.
Not a bad down payment.