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Friday, November 12, 2004

Tortyrvänlig justitieminister

President Bush har nominerat en ny justitieminister - Al Gonzalez.
Enligt Presidenten litar han på Al som:

As the top legal official on the White House staff, he has led a superb team of lawyers and has upheld the highest standards of government ethics.
och att Al kommer att
ensure that Americans are protected from discrimination so that each person has the opportunity to live the American Dream, as Al himself has done.
Den goda Al är den juridiska hjärnan bakom försöken att kringgå konventen om tortyr så att fångarna på Guantanamo och Abu Ghraib (och vem vet var) kunde "bearbetas".
Hans höga etiska standarden gäller kanske bara amerikanerna, inga andra förkänner en mänsklig behandling.

Läs några av Al´s bevingade ord:

The delicate bureaucratic construction now holding the Abu Ghraib scandal firmly in check rests ultimately on President Bush's controversial decision, on February 7, 2002, to withhold protection of the Geneva Convention both from al-Qaeda and from Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The decision rested on the argument, in the words of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzalez, that "the war against terrorism is a new kind of war," in fact, a "new paradigm [that] renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions..
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/17430

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