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“Terrorists Killed My Dad” — and Eric Holder Helped Pardon them

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:13 am

An op-ed in the L.A. Times by the son of a man killed by FALN terrorists gives some insight into the folks whose pardon Holder claims was “reasonable”:

During their Chicago trial, some of them threatened the life of Judge Thomas McMillen, who was hearing the case. Carmen Valentin, one of those later pardoned by Clinton, told the judge, “You are lucky that we cannot take you right now,” and she told other officers of the court, “You will be walking with canes and wheelchairs. … Revolutionary justice can be fierce.” She also declared war against the United States. Dylcia Pagan, another recipient of Clinton’s gift, warned the courtroom: “All of you, I would advise you to watch your backs.” McMillen was convinced the defendants would continue being terrorists as long as they lived. “If there was a death penalty,” he said at their sentencing, “I’d impose the penalty on you without hesitation.”

Death penalty, pardon. Tomato, to-mah-to.

Your next Attorney General, ladies and gentlemen.


  1. Yeah well, you know . . . those poor oppressed terrorists had suffered enough; anyway, they were forced to become terrorists by the evil gov’t in their homeland.

    You know — just like Hamas.

    Comment by Icy Texan (b7d162) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:19 am

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  3. Don’t worry though, Bush will not pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean though, because they need to serve the full sentances they were handed.

    Comment by Joe (17aeff) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:23 am

  4. Give “The One” some credit — at least he’s consistent. He overlooks the past of unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, and Holder overlooks the past of unrepentant FALN terrorists.

    Can’t imagine where this myth that Dems and libs are soft on crime originated.

    Comment by Icy Texan (b7d162) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:24 am

  5. Eric Holder is the ONLY person qualified to become Attorney General. Just as Timothy Geithner is the ONLY person qualified to becom Treasury Secretary. That makes it imperative that me overlook “honest” mistakes they made with the exuberance of youth, as well as blatant fuck ups, failure to perform their jobs, politicization of their offices, disclosure ommissions, lies to Congress, as well as the efforts of Congressional Democrats to prevent discovery of information about the nominees’ past histories.

    Comment by daleyrocks (5d22c0) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:35 am

  6. Where have you gone, Janet Reno, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you…woo, woo, woo.

    Comment by Joe (17aeff) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:38 am

  7. It’s too bad we won’t have Bill Richardson or Carol Browner to kick around in the confirmation process.

    Comment by daleyrocks (5d22c0) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:40 am

  8. As I mentioned previously, it will be interesting to see the MSM’s reaction to some of the victim’s children being brought into the room during Holder’s confirmation hearings. Will they even mention his presence? I have a feeling even if they don’t, the GOP will make damn sure of it.

    Comment by Dmac (eb0dd0) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:47 am

  9. i’m wondering how that accidentally got printed in the times…… someone must have copied and pasted the wrong file.

    (or was it sabotage? %-)

    Comment by redc1c4 (9c4f4a) — 1/16/2009 @ 7:48 am

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  11. I just posted to the NYT: “Thank you Mr. Connor…” and kept my comment to the lines of “for having the courage to speak to Mr. Holder and his “nomination”….may he never have to suffer as you and your family has…

    Hope the NYT has the (CONTINUED?) courage to speak as well…

    Comment by reff (b996d9) — 1/16/2009 @ 9:21 am

  12. I have to commend the LAT for even publishing this. But I don’t think even this terrible story will dissuade the American Liberal/Left that terrorism is not kinda cool and, ya know, understandable given that we are the Great Satan.

    Comment by Patricia (89cb84) — 1/16/2009 @ 11:53 am

  13. Dmac,

    Think the GOP will mention it? At The Corner, Mr. Connor writes, “Incredibly, it has been reported Hatch and Freeh (who both opposed the clemency) are endorsing Holder.”

    Comment by Karl (f07e38) — 1/16/2009 @ 1:03 pm

  14. Does this men we can look forward to Willy Nelson as the next drug Zar?

    Comment by TC (0b9ca4) — 1/16/2009 @ 1:18 pm

  15. This is OT but OC Sheriff Mike Corona was just acquitted on all but one count.

    Wow !

    Comment by Mike K (f89cb3) — 1/16/2009 @ 1:25 pm

  16. Man, the GOP is even more feckless than I imagined – why not just cut off their gonads and hand them to Pelosi and Reid and be done with it.

    Comment by Dmac (eb0dd0) — 1/16/2009 @ 2:11 pm

  17. You’re assuming that they still have those precious little eggs?
    The Devil is a terrible taskmaster in the demands he makes for political office.

    Comment by AD (87db80) — 1/16/2009 @ 2:37 pm

  18. Holder is a POS. No doubt, a POS.

    Comment by spo (62ca0c) — 1/16/2009 @ 4:10 pm

  19. why not just cut off their gonads and hand them to Pelosi and Reid and be done with it.

    They would have to first ask their wives if they would please get them out of their purses and hand them over.

    I’m thoroughly disgusted. We deserve the next 4 years of HopeandChanginess as long as these weak willed weenies are playing house. Meh.

    Comment by Dana (137151) — 1/16/2009 @ 4:32 pm

  20. Dmac & Dana +1,000,000 It’s getting to the point where I no longer want to be known as a Republican because they are all such pussys it makes me sick. I label myself a classical liberal, you know, the real conservatives like Reagen, small government, less government, fiscal responsibility, strong defense and free market capitalism! Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, woo, woo, woo…. WE’RE FING SCREWED! We will get what we friggin deserve.

    Comment by J. Raymond Wright (e8d0ca) — 1/16/2009 @ 5:25 pm

  21. With the Hollyweird elite all running around with Che’ Guevara t-shirts, Che Guevara handbags, Che Guevara baby clothes, and being big supporters of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., why would you expect Obama to appoint any one who was NOT sympathetic to terrorists?

    Come on now, Obama has to appeal to Danny Glover and Sean Penn.

    You silly kids.

    Comment by retire05 (02a77c) — 1/16/2009 @ 8:00 pm

  22. The new administration is filled with a bunch of pusses who, as kids, all got their asses kicked in the school yard.

    Put Holder, et al, in a cage with Cheney and the straight talking dude from Wyoming walks out…easily.

    I think Bush could kick Obama’s ass. Yep, it’s come to this.

    There is no way that I will view a second of Tuesday’s Festivus. I’m playing 36 holes, the Obamafest will not exist in my world, except for the mockery.

    Comment by PC14 (82e46c) — 1/16/2009 @ 8:01 pm

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