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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Alberto Must Go

Democrats are calling for the removal of Alberto Gonzales. And how! He is as dangerous as we feared he would be. A NYT editorial on Sunday called for Gonzales' removal stating, "More than anyone in the administration, except perhaps Vice President Dick Cheney, Mr. Gonzales symbolizes Mr. Bush’s disdain for the separation of powers, civil liberties and the rule of law."

With him must go the legislative tools that have allowed him and his ilk to gut the U.S. Constitution. One example, as if justifying torture and illegal incarceration weren't example enough, that is Operation Falcon that has integrated local, state, and federal authorities for the purpose of rounding up gang bangers, sex offenders, and drug dealers who've violated their parole. Thus far 30,000 people have been rounded up. Most are petty offenders, not terrorists.

The man has to go before we become a total police state.


Raised By Republicans said...

The latest outrage is that the FBI has been abusing national security letters to essentially spy on US citizens without judicial oversight.

When the NSA wire tapping thing broke, critics said, "If the NSA is doing this what about the FBI." Gonzalez said that the NSA was all that was going on. Bush said the same. They both lied.

The FBI is under the supervision of the Attorney General so Gonzalez is directly responsible for this.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Of course, the problem is that Republicans don't care. They are so afraid of terrorism (pumped up by Fox News and "24") that they are willing to let this government do anything as long as it claims it for their own good. Classic fascist behavior. I'm glad the Dems are starting to stand up to these outrages, but it's been so long. I mean, this was 100% predictable. The Patriot Act had no oversight. No oversight = abuse. Duh.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Someone should resign over the FBI fiasco... The part that irks me the most is the inspector general discovered that the FBI had issued nearly 10 times as many of these national security letters as they had claimed.

We also need to fix the law and take away this power. They've had about 10,000 strikes by now.