Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Perspective

The Wall Street Journal editorial page (subs. req'd), celebrating in its own way the 5th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay, finds a problem with the War on Terror -- the case of withdrawn Bush judicial nominee, William Haynes, the top legal architect of the Pentagon's detention and interrogation policies:

Republican officials said yesterday that four controversial appeals-court nominees have asked the White House to withdraw their names from Senate consideration. Among them is William "Jim" Haynes II, whom President Bush first nominated to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on September 29, 2003. Call him the latest casualty in the war on terror.