Saturday, February 03, 2007

Cully Stimson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs

Well, I guess he's decided to toss in the towel.

From the Associated Press:
A senior Pentagon official resigned Friday over controversial remarks in which he criticized lawyers who represent terrorism suspects, the Defense Department said.

Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Charles "Cully" Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, told him on Friday that he had made his own decision to resign and was not asked to leave by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Stimson said he was leaving because of the controversy over a radio interview in which he said he found it shocking that lawyers at many of the nation's top law firms represent detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.
Maybe the President's people will come looking for me to fill in as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs... although I never look that dapper and would blow the whole thing with true transparency.

I am a bit worried at what may transpire, however. Who will fill in at this fairly senior level of the administration? At least Mr. Stimson was the devil-we-know.

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