(Thom plus logo) When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
It’s never been "a war." We were sold a bill of goods that played on our fears, bigotry, and xenophobia. 9/11 was a crime. A terrible, heinous crime, but a crime, nonetheless. We and future generations will pay the price for our playing directly into the hands of the criminals by allowing ourselves to become terrorized, and for not behaving the way a civilized and mature country who stands on its principles of the rule of law should behave.