Worse Than Ashcroft

Bush's new attorney general helped write the Patriot Act and supported torture

Next week: Alberto Gonzales's role, and record, as legal counsel to the then chief executioner of the United States, Texas Governor W. Bush, in deciding on the petitions for clemency from 57 of the 150 men and two women executed during Bush's six years as governor. Gonzales was central to amassing that record—unrivaled by any other governor.

Alberto Gonzales: Geneva Conventions are "quaint."
Alberto Gonzales: Geneva Conventions are "quaint."

Those who know Gonzales, however, keep saying he's a nice guy.

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