Thursday, 15 March 2007

Alberto Gonzales, Presidential Enabler

A damning indictment of the Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, by Andrew Cohen in the Washington Post today.

In one case, involving a Mexican national name Irineo Tristan Montoya, Berlow writes that Gonzales told Mexican officials that since Texas had not signed the Vienna Convention the state was not bound to determine whether local police had violated it when they arrested Montoya for murder. Problem is, as Berlow noted, Article 6 of the Constitution states that federal treaties are the "supreme law of the land" and cannot be trumped by state laws or policies. That's first-year law school stuff, by the way.

Loyalty to 'his master's voice' trumps loyalty to his country every time. How much longer can it go on?

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