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Thursday, January 06, 2005

NO to Gonzales

The US Senate Judiciary Committe wil soon hold hearings on the appointment of Alberto Gonzales to be Attorney General. The committe should say NO to this appointment.

Gonzales was the White House counsel who penned a memo supporting torture for those accused of terrorism. His justification for that memo reads like a a farce:

He says that after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the government had "fundamental decisions to make concerning how to apply treaties and U.S. law to an enemy that does not wear a uniform, owes no allegiance to a country, is not a party to any treaties, and -- most importantly -- does not fight according to the laws of war."

All his promises now that he will do differently in the future are fraudulent. When the issue came down, he supported torture. That any official of the US government would do so is a disgrace. We know where he stands, and that is in opposition to US values. He stands with the necon subversion of US democracy.

He should be soundly rejected by the Senate!

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