Thursday, April 19, 2007

The show trial will end soon

Alberto Gonzales, to absolutely no one's surprise but his own, failed spectacularly to save his job today during his Senate testimony. When even the right-wing newsmagazine National Review says your performance was a disaster, it's time to go.

It's odd to me that Alberto Gonzales is being forced out of office not because he endorsed torture, or supported holding detainees without trial, but isntead because of the bungled firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. Similarly, Paul Wolfowitz is about to lose his job at the World Bank, not because of questions regarding his judgment that led to the invasion of Iraq, but due to a tawdry little issue involving his girlfriend who used to work at the Bank. But this is no stranger, I suppose, than the American public turning its anger against NBC for showing video of the Virginia Tech killer instead of, you know, the legal regime that allowed him to mow down his classmates using legally available handguns and ammo clips.

America. What a country.


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