At a news conference today, agency founding director Malcolm P. Stag III said that he was moved speak out in support of President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
"I fully support the president's nomination of Elena Kagan," said Sec. Stag. "Elena Kagan understands the need to wage war on terror. Moreover, she understands that the battlefield is not confined to any one country, but encompasses the whole earth."
"Danger is everywhere and war is the answer," said Sec. Stag.
Sec. Stag. explained that so long as the Supreme Court recognizes these two fundamental points, there is no reason that the American people cannot be scared indefinitely.
Questioned in 2009 as to whether she had support the detention of al Qaeda suspects without access to US laws -- or even a trial to prove their guilt -- Kagan told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that she supported the Obama Administration's policy of "indefinite detention."
Graham asked Kagan whether she'd apply battlefield law instead of criminal law if a suspect were believed to be financing al Qaeda.
"I do," Kagan said.