Posts Tagged ‘Rashad Hussain’
February 23rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm
The Strange Case of Rashad Hussain: How Many Fools Does It Take To Spoil a Cover-up?
Posted by Print

Not so many if the White House is involved.

The White House has named Rashad Hussain, a White House lawyer, to be envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference (which requires no Senate confirmation).

But Hussain said in 2004 that Sami al-Arian, the notorious Florida college professor, was the victim of “politically motivated persecutions,” even though al-Arian subsequently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to aid a terrorist group.

The White House claimed the comments weren’t made by Hussain, but by al-Arian’s daughter, as did the publication that had originally reported the comments as Hussain’s but later strangely edited them out.

Finally, Hussain himself admitted the comments, which he described as “ill conceived or not well formulated,” (sometimes referred to as the “I was mistaken when I said Hitler wasn’t all bad” defense).

Okay, teeny tiny cover-up aborted as it was heating up.  But here’s the real question:  President Obama was editor of Harvard’s law review and Hussain an editor of Yale’s.  Were both too busy at those prestigious positions to take their respective law schools’ ethics courses?