Tuesday, January 25, 2005

No on Gonzales

So let me get this straight. He helped author the memo that basically said torture was OK for the US to use on people we held captive. He's referred to the Geneva Conventions "obsolete" and "quaint." He helped shape detention policies in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay where people were locked up indefinitely without recourse. And he's loyal to a fault to the President, making him hardly an objective administrator of the law.

Yet he's the nominee for Attorney General of the United States.

I'm with Armando and the dKos management on this one:
With this nomination, we have arrived at a crossroads as a nation. Now is the time for all citizens of conscience to stand up and take responsibility for what the world saw, and, truly, much that we have not seen, at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere. We oppose the confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General of the United States, and we urge the Senate to reject him.
Of course, the Republican majority in Congress and DINOs in our own Party probably won't listen to us.

But we'll remember who does.