05 February 2010

Weekly Standard Blog

Who are the 300 Terrorists Convicted under the Bush Administration?

10:42 AM, Feb 5, 2010 ·
BY John McCormack
Byron York reports on Senator Jon Kyl's efforst to get to the bottom of an Obama administration talking point on Gitmo and terrorism. Attorney General Eric Holder reiterates in his letter to the Senate this week that "Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges," but Holder has been unable to provide the names of those individuals even though Jon Kyl has been asking for them since May 2009. "It's a disingenuous argument," says Kyl. "There haven't been 300 high-profile, dangerous terrorism cases in the United States -- if there were, we would have heard about them."

To grasp just how evasive the administration is being, read the whole thing.

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