Unhinged Leftist Harold Koh Nominated for State Department Legal Advisor
Not even the Moonbat Messiah can destroy America single-handedly. But with his power to make appointments likely to be rubber-stamped by a loony-left Congress, he won’t have to. Harold Koh gives an idea of what kind of Supreme Court justices we have to look forward to.
Obama nominated Koh on March 23 to become the State Department’s legal adviser — an appointment that, if confirmed by the Senate, will give Koh far-reaching influence over the extent to which international norms affect U.S. law. …
Koh, like Obama, is a strong opponent of the Iraq war and the use of harsh interrogation techniques that some consider torture. He has fiercely criticized former President George W. Bush for invading Iraq in 2003 and has accused the Bush administration of trying to “block public release of more Abu Ghraib type pictures.”
An example of the rhetoric Foe spewed during wartime, from an article in a law journal:
We should resist the claim that a War on Terror permits the commander in chief’s power to be expanded into a wanton power to act as torturer in chief.
Another gem from his published oeuvre:
What role can transnational legal process play in affecting the behavior of several nations whose disobedience with international law has attracted global attention after September 11th — most prominently, North Korea, Iraq and our own country, the United States of America? For shorthand purposes, I will call these countries “the axis of disobedience.”
Faux clearly loathes America, which he accuses of failing to “obey global norms.” The “transnational legal process” he wants us to submit to would allow corrupt foreign dictators to overrule our laws. He would have us subjected not only to the antidemocratic and anti-American ICC, but also shariah, although he now denies the latter.
As John Fonte of the Hudson Institute observes,
Under Koh’s plan, the Constitution would become secondary and international law would take precedence regardless of what Americans said about the matter.
Most alarming of all, Koh has allegedly “received more than 30 awards for his human rights work.” The term “human rights” has degenerated into a euphemism for left-wing extremism.
Even at the State Department, which is infamous for siding with any country against the one it is supposed to represent, Koh’s nomination is pushing the envelope over the edge. No one can credibly deny that America is now governed by its enemies.
On tips from SK and Conan. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.