James Cole as the No. 2 in the Department of Justice seems to be the one gaining the most attention of the six recess appointees President Obama installed earlier this week. Daniel Foster over at NRO has some of Cole’s CV:
Jennifer Rubin, now of the Washington Post adds more, including the fact that Cole represented a Saudi prince in a case brought by some of the 9/11 survivors.
I understand that lawyers represent a variety of people, but you’ve really got to go out of your way to rack up a rogues gallery like this one.
It seems the main objection has been that Cole is of the opinion that the 9/11 attacks specifically, and the war on terror generally, are really law enforcement actions, not acts of war to be dealt with militarily. That’s stupid and odious – and the current policy position of the attorney general.
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