Remember Greg Craig, the attorney who helped facilitate the return of little Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba? Craig was also Bill Clinton's personal attorney during the Lewinsky scandal back in the day.
Then Barack Obama was elected the first bi-racial president of the United States and he wisely appointed Craig as his lead counsel in the White House.
It seemed all was right with the world.
Until the woefully inexperienced Obama started screwing up left and right, and it became time for Craig's head to roll.
You see, Obama can't be seen as the incompetent flop that he is, so others must take the blame for his failures. I bet Craig thought his head was safe from the bus wheels.
Greg Craig, the top in-house lawyer for President Barack Obama, is getting the blame for botching the strategy to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison by January — so much so that he’s expected to leave the White House in short order.
But sources familiar with the process believe Craig is being set-up as the fall guy and say the blame for missing the deadline extends well beyond him.
Instead, it was a widespread breakdown on the political, legislative, policy and planning fronts that contributed to what is shaping up as one of Obama’s most high-profile setbacks, these people say. Read more...