TheDaily Callerhas unearthed a storyfrom Eric Holder’s college days (as well as a snazzy photo):
As afreshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General EricHolder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval ReserveOfficer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students laterdescribed by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed.”
As the story relates, Holder braggedabout his involvement in the “rise of black consciousness” protests atColumbia. He also lied about the timing of protests, since he was a Freshmanand not a Senior when they occurred. Ahh, the 70s, it was all such a haze ofchoom and misguided radicalism.
But despite the belief ofmillions that whenever any Democrat holds radical beliefs in college that heautomatically grows up and moves on once he enters the workforce and dons asuit and tie, there simply are no compelling conversion stories or disavowalsof radicalism in the Obama administration. Thus, it is legitimate to draw adirect line between current policies and the past radical beliefs and actionsof members of this administration.
Attorney General Eric Holder issuspected to be implicated in the biggestpolitical scandal in American history “Fast and Furious,” one thathas led to hundreds of Mexican civilian deaths and that of Border Patrol AgentBrian Terry. Earlier in his career, he once stated bluntly that Americansneeded to be “brainwashed”into giving up their guns.
The administration refusedto turn over all relevant documents related to the deadly operation, leadingRepublicans to place Holder in contempt.Several officials implicated in the scandal were recently “thrown underthe bus” in an apparent attempt to make the story go away.
Mexican television stationUnivision, which recently gave President Obama a blisteringinterview, has produced and aired an eye-opening documentaryon the scandal “Fast and Furious.” Republican presidential candidate MittRomney and now his vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan have called for Holderto resign.
Not only did Attorney GeneralEric Holder dismissa slam dunk case against the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation, butEric Holder’s law firm representedsuspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and pushed for clemencyfor Puerto Rican FALN terrorists in the Clinton Justice Department.
Incidentally, theadministration recently releasedto Canada the dangerous Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr,who was the killer ofdecorated army medic Specialist First Class Christopher Speer. As CBS reported,nearly one out of five “Gitmo” detainees released turn back to terroristactivities.
Eric Holder’s participation inan armed raid at Columbia shows that the current Attorney General has more incommon with the terrorists he represented than was previously known. Maybe the scandal atColumbia is not just Obama’s sketchy associations and lack of campuspresence, but the friends that he “chosecarefully.”EndFragmentEndFragment