Torture guy wins again

How discouraging to wake up and find that Congress didn’t slap Attorney General Gonzalez on the wrist yesterday.

In the words of Maureen Dowd at the time:

Gonzalez is ‘Torture Guy, who blithely threw off 75 years of international law and set the stage for the grotesque abuses at Abu Ghraib and dubious detentions at Guantánamo, seems to have a good grasp of what’s just. No doubt we’ll soon learn what other protections, besides the Geneva Conventions and the Constitution, Gonzales finds “quaint” and “obsolete.””

I poked around in the right and left wing blogs. Nobody is actually defending his work as Attorney General. I remember during his confirmation hearings thinking, isn’t this the guy who thought the Geneva Conventions were quaint and came up with the legal rational for torturing (o I’m sorry. We don’t torture. We m. I think it’s clear that our government is broken. Just my opinion.

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