Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cry me a river

"I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror." - Alberto Gonzales (via Glenn Greenwald)

Right, poor Alberto Gonzales ... people say mean things about him merely because he helped provide pseudo-legal rational for torture which led to persons being "interrogated" to death.

And don't you just love how one of America's Great American Hypocrites views himself as a soldier wounded in the war on terror, equating the criticism he's recieved for his role in Bush administration lawlessness with real soldiers like the ones sent into a ruinous war by his boss who came back home with severe injuries only to be met with inadequate care at Walter Reed.


Hermetically Sealed said...

Alberto Gonzalez: The US version of Eichmann. Casualty my ass.

Hume's Ghost said...

I'd be careful designating anyone as equivalent to Eichmann given the scale of the horror committed by the Nazis is not equivalent to the crimes of the Bush administration, but persons such as Scott Horton and Phillipe Sands have found a similarity in the underlying legal (or psuedo-legal) principles asserted by Bush lawyers and those of the Nazi regime.