Alberto Gonzales is the principal architect of the Bush administration’s policy of torture. Under cover of legal sophistries provided by Gonzales, this administration has overturned longstanding US law, rejected the Geneva Conventions and abandoned key elements of the US Constitution. On Gonzales’ advice, this president seeks to place himself above the law — all law, everywhere. The infamous abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay are the public face of Gonzales’ legal counsel and an enduring stain on this nation’s history.
To appoint Gonzales to high office now would be to embrace this legacy and to declare openly that the US respects no law and cares nothing for human rights. I join Daily Kos and many others in urging the Senate to reject his appointment to the post of Attorney General.
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