Say what you like about bAdmin., it’s really creative when it comes to finding ways to blow your cash (via The Washington Post):
The Justice Department agreed yesterday to pay biological-weapons expert Steven J. Hatfill a settlement valued at $5.85 million to drop a lawsuit he filed after then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft named him a “person of interest” in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks.
Translation: If we give you some money will you please stop kicking our asses?
The agreement, in which the government did not admit wrongdoing, ended a five-year legal saga.
Yeah, yeah. We’re long past the point where we expect The Chimperor’s idea of government to admit wrongdoing. And in case you’re wondering, they whipped out the checkbook because they were feeling generous. Honest.
The only surprising thing about this shindig:
1. They actually agreed to pay up.
2. They didn’t grab a random brown guy at the start and pin the whole mess on him.
Hatfill’s home was searched, he was followed and his conversations were wiretapped. He lost his job as an instructor at Louisiana State University and, he said, his reputation was tarnished.
And yet John “Torture” Yoo still has a gig at U.C. Berkley’s school of law.
I have to wonder. If the DoJ didn’t have their fReichtard Affirmative Action program would they have gotten into this mess in the first place?
Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said the investigation of the anthrax attacks continues.
“This investigation remains among the department’s highest law enforcement priorities,” he said.
Uh-huh. Right after you finish populating the place with the Bible Zombies of Armageddon you’ll get right on it.
Hatfill demonstrates the best way to spank the DoJ.