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     Andrew C. McCarthy has respectfully declined to participate with the President’s Detention Policy Task Force, as he had been invited to do by Attorney General Eric Holder.

     In his letter to the Attorney General, McCarthy writes:

Given your policy of conducting ruinous criminal and ethics investigations of lawyers over the advice they offer the government, and your specific position that the wartime detention I would endorse is tantamount to a violation of law, it makes little sense for me to attend the Task Force meeting. After all, my choice would be to remain silent or risk jeopardizing myself.

     He ends his letter with:

“I am powerless to stop the president, as he takes these reckless steps, from touting his Detention Policy Task Force as a demonstration of his national security seriousness. But I can decline to participate in the charade.”

See McCarthy’s full details in his National Review article:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjA0YmFlMzk3ZmFkNTQwYjFiNmM0OTExYzNhNjg5NDE=&w=MA==