Thursday, November 11

Headed in the right direction?

President Bush named Alberto Gonzales as his choice to replace the Evil Ashcroft as Attorney General, but once again I think we are screwed.

There were two possible replacements for Ashcroft named, Alberto Gonzales and Larry Thompson, and the Schrub choose the greater of two evils once again.

To quote from Gonzales to Succeed Ashcroft, Sources Say by Scott Lindlaw

Gonzales has been at the center of developing Bush's positions on balancing civil liberties with waging the war on terrorism - opening the White House counsel to the same line of criticism that has dogged Ashcroft.

For instance, Gonzales publicly defended the administration's policy - essentially repudiated by the Supreme Court and now being fought out in the lower courts - of detaining certain terrorism suspects for extended periods without access to lawyers or courts.

He also wrote a controversial February 2002 memo in which Bush claimed the right to waive anti-torture law and international treaties providing protections to prisoners of war. That position drew fire from human rights groups, which said it helped led to the type of abuses uncovered in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Some conservatives also have quietly questioned Gonzales' credentials on core social issues. And he once was a partner in a Houston law firm which represented the scandal-ridden energy giant Enron.

Looks like we have Asshat Jr, on deck.


Blogger EmGee said...

Hey- thanks for stopping by and the nice comment. :-)

10:37 AM, November 12, 2004  

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