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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Gonzales: 'Let's Torture the Judges!'

Attorney General Alberto (‘Torture’s Cool’) Gonzales spoke at the Air Force Academy the other day. Part of his lecture was a complaint about a federal judge’s ruling that the Bush Administration’s use of warrentless wiretapping was unconstitutional. At one point in his talk he went so far as to proclaim that the judge’s definition of freedom, ”… is superficial and is itself a grave threat to the liberty and security of the American people.” The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, a Carter appointee to the bench.


Gonzales, in his role as “wartime consiglieri” to the Bush Administration, has written memos and made speeches that defend the various abuses of civil liberties this crowd has made famous. While Gonzales’ in- Justice Department is appealing the judge’s ruling he is also hoping that the current lame duck Congress will follow the precedent of the “Military Tribunals Act” and poke another stick in the eye of the courts by passing a law that would specifically allow the continuation of the warrentless wiretapping program.


It is assumed that, as part of the preparation for the appeal of the court’s ruling, Gonzales has ordered DOJ lawyers to review the library records of Judge Taylor to ‘see where she came up with such a cockamamie view of civil liberties.’


Peace,
Chad (The Left) Shue

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