Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wait, I Head the Department of What?!

From the AFP yesterday:

US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh and discussed the tactics used by Iraqi security forces to combat a wave of violence, including torture.

"It is a somewhat difficult decision as to where to draw the line," Gonzales said, referring to possible measures that Iraqi police might use to extract information from suspected insurgents and death squad leaders.

"It is difficult to decide what is appropriate and what is allowed under law," said Gonzales, who has drawn criticism in the past for describing the Geneva Conventions against prisoner abuse as "quaint."

Dear Alberto--you're the Attorney General! It's not a difficult job, it's your job to decide what's allowed under law. If it's too damn tricky for you, resign and start preparing Bush's defense for the lawsuits that will have to come after his term is over. But whatever you do, be sure not to drag any moral consideration into what's legal or not. We'd hate for you and the Bush Administration to act out of character.


Blogger Jessica said...

On the plus side, he's still an improvement over Ashcroft. Scary, yes?

3:32 PM  

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