So help me, I almost felt sorry for Attorney General Gonzales today. He’s ensnared by so many irreconcilable public misstatements, half-truths and lies. At times, it seemed the Senate Judiciary Committee was guilty of child abuse against the overmatched Attorney General.
Any feelings of sympathy were easily jettisoned, when I recalled how Gonzales established the legal regime of torture during Bush’s first term when he was White House Council. There is also the diabolical role Gonzales played regarding the Bush Administration’s domestic surveillance program. Predictably, after his testimony the Bush Administration expressed public confidence in their collaborator at raping the Constitution. Overall, Attorney General Gonzales's leadership of the Justice Department has been immoral, insipid and incompetent. In that regard, Gonzales reflects the President he serves. As with any organization, the fish rots from the head down.