Wednesday, February 02, 2005


I'd Vote "No" on Gonzales

Torture Memo, Iraq Scandal, Gitmo -Too Damaging to U.S.

There used to be a time when my fellow members of the GOP and their supporters in the field would shudder at the prospect of an Attorney General that condoned torture and turned a jaundice eye toward our rights under the Constitution. They'd head out to the local gun shop, buy ammo and move to compounds in Idaho...

The fall out from the "Torture Memos", the torture photos from Iraq and Gitmo bubble up in my mind when I hear the Administration talk about a "Culture that Values Life." Yes, Mr. Gonzales has an interesting story, but the events set loose by his loosey-goosey interpretation of the Geneva Convention and rights of people in U.S. custody will have a lasting impact on the U.S. both at home and abroad. For me that trumps any customary discretion to the President on his cabinet picks.

See the memo here:

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