Former Bush administration officials and top conservative attorneys, including Ken Starr, are decrying as “shameful” a smear campaign against U.S. Justice Department attorneys who either represented Guantanamo Bay detainees or advocated for policy changes before joining the administration. A group called Keep America Safe — which is headed by Liz Cheney (in photo), the daughter of the former vice president, and includes pundit William Kristol — produced an attack video that questions the “values” of the attorneys. Columnist Eugene Robinson wrote that “the smear campaign by Cheney, et al., has nothing to do with keeping America safe. It can only be an attempt to inflict political damage on the Obama administration by portraying the Justice Department as somehow ‘soft’ on terrorism. Even by Washington’s low standards, this is unbelievably dishonest and dishonorable.”
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