CNN is reporting that a functionary in the Dept. of Defence has called for a boycott of law firms which provide representation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay etc. He was asked about the sources of the money for the defence of these suspects, and hinted in reply that they might be receiving money from suspect sources. Apparently he was “shocked” that lawyers would represent detainees instead of representing “reputable firms”.
Naturally the Pentagon has disavowed support for this idiot’s views. Still, it’s apparently a tactic of the White House to send out a fall guy for the purposes of airing the real desires and views of the administration. The article implies to me that the radio interviewer agreed with the views and was pushing for the secretary to be more forthcoming. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a FOX-affilliated radio station.