Torturemada Alberto ‘Fredo’ Gonzales has been allowed to resign, like Rove going this is to better handle an upcoming legal issue which by them being out of the Whitehouse can now be better covered-up. Precisely what it is one can speculate (and salary hacks will, endlessly), it also might be something far worse and hitherto unknown which can now be kept concealed. In other words, there really is nothing to celebrate (well a bit, haha torture scum, enjoy spending more time with your family who if they are even remotely sane all fucking hate you) and in fact how pathetic it is when a war criminal (and enthusiastic enabler of Bush’s Texacutioneer reign) gets to resign on his own time rather than be hunted down, tried and locked up until he breathes his last behind bars? (still if he’s sent to the same joint as his bosses it’ll put new meaning into ‘taking Dick in the shower’)
When he was counsel to the Texacutioner, then-Texas Gov. George Bush, Gonzales reviewed every execution before his boss signed off on the order, and he never found a single reason–not sleeping lawyers, not claims of innocence, not the barbarism of lethal injection–to delay sending men and women to their deaths.
ALBERTO GONZALES justified the use of torture against detainees in the U.S. government’s “war on terror.” Now, the attorney general is ready to claim new powers in putting prisoners to death in U.S. jails–again, in the name of the “war on terror.”
Gonzales’ Justice Department is preparing to implement another poisonous provision quietly slipped into last year’s reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act that gives the attorney general the power to shorten the time that death row prisoners have to appeal convictions in federal courts.
Note he has gone, not any policy, nor this new hard line on the death sentence. Corporate news encourages the cult of personality/celebrity so focus becomes the man not the institution he serves, which suits the rulers only too well. Like the X-wing pilot said- Stay on target.