The Ref Needs New Glasses

The WaPo has an op-ed written by Jamie Gorelick titled “The Truth About ‘the Wall'”

In the first paragraph, the heretofore decidedly partisan Mrs. Gorelick opines, “Sept. 11 united this country in shock and grief; the lessons from it must be learned in a spirit of unity, not of partisan rancor” An interesting lesson to be sure considering her past behavior.

Then she proceeds to defend her actions then blame Ashcroft for not undoing them:

…the memo I wrote in March 1995 … permits freer coordination between intelligence and criminal investigators than was subsequently permitted by the 1995 guidelines or the 2001 Thompson memo.

Mr. Ashcroft’s own deputy attorney general, Larry Thompson, formally reaffirmed the 1995 guidelines in an Aug. 6, 2001, memo addressed to the FBI and the Justice Department. Ashcroft has charged that the guidelines hampered the department’s ability to pursue terrorists Zacarias Moussaoui, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi in August 2001, but his own department had endorsed those guidelines at the pivotal time

In reality, none of what she wrote matters. The mere fact she needed to write it publicly, defines the fact that she should be a witness before the commission not sitting on it.

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