So Eric Holder may be the next attorney general> Amy Goodman has some disturbing info on him. Hopefully she is wrong.
AMY GOODMAN: Last week, we reached Mario in Colombia, and he talked about Holderââ‚¬â„¢s representation of Chiquita.
MARIO MURILLO: Thereââ‚¬â„¢s been talk about a close ally and friend of Obama as a potential Attorney General for the United States, Eric Holder, who is currently defending Chiquita Brands International in its defense against dozens of plaintiffs here in Colombia, working families who were targeted by paramilitaries who were funded to the tune of $1.7 million over the last several years. Itââ‚¬â„¢s a major scandal. And if this guy becomes the Attorney General under an Obama administration, then itââ‚¬â„¢s going to be really hard to find justice in this case coming from the United States.
AMY GOODMAN: That was Mario Murillo in Colombia. Professor Cornel West?
CORNEL WEST: Yeah, no, again, this is one of the reasons why we love the work that you do, Sister Amy. This is the first that Iââ‚¬â„¢ve heard of this. I would want to hear from my dear Brother Eric and see what he has to say. Now, we know, of course, so many of these corporate firms, they defend all kind of different elites in various parts of the world, and we want to know the degree to which Eric Holder personally and politically and ideologically supports the kind of things going on, as opposed to the kind of role that one plays within a legal firm. Oftentimes, these firms take stances that are not in agreement with the individual lawyers themselves. You know that lawyers take a variety of different cases. It could be criminals and a whole host of others. Lawyers tend to go where they are told. But I would want to hear what Brother Eric Holder has to say about this. This is very interesting, actually.http://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/19/cor...the_election_of