Saturday, March 03, 2007

Get Out of Town, Gonzales! Speedily

It’s time for the criminal prosecution and disbarment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for perjury and contempt of Congress.

Last January, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, asking about the unprecedented sacking of eight U.S. attorneys:

I would never, ever make a change in a United States attorney for political reasons or if it would in any way jeopardize an ongoing serious investigation. I just would not do it.

He lied under oath.

According to the Washington Post, Saturday:

The White House approved the firings of seven U.S. attorneys late last year after senior Justice Department officials identified the prosecutors they believed were not doing enough to carry out President Bush's policies on immigration, firearms and other issues, White House and Justice Department officials said yesterday.

The list of prosecutors was assembled last fall, based largely on complaints from members of Congress, law enforcement officials and career Justice Department lawyers, administration officials said.

Gonzales needs to be run out of town, speedily, along with the Secretary of the Army and the fired commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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