If This Torture-Justifying Hangman Is a “Moderate”...

Revolution #008, July 17, 2005, posted at revcom.us

moderate?Alberto Gonzales is now being hailed by some Democrats as an “acceptable” and “moderate” nominee for the Supreme Court. When Bush was governor of Texas, Gonzales was his counsel. Together they presided over the executions of 152 people, more than any other state in modern U.S. history. Gonzales advised Bush on clemency appeals, but according to a study in the Atlantic Monthly, he “repeatedly failed to advise the governor of crucial issues” that could have influenced the clemency board. When Bush became president, Gonzales wrote the memo arguing that the Geneva Conventions no longer applied and was involved with the memo that justified the systematic torture applied by the United States that has now come to light.

...We’d Hate to See a FASCIST!