Alberto Gonzales was part of the secret cabal, the shadow government if you will, that existed inside the Bush White House. Like Scooter Libby before him, Gonzales was not some tangential figure working like a slave at the behest of his masters Bush and Cheney. Alberto Gonzales, like Scooter Libby, must be considered not merely a major player in the sinister world of the Bush administration, but a primal architect of the insidious atmosphere of secrecy that pervades the entire hive of scum and villainy. The Bush administration actually manages to make Richard Nixon and his German Wall of Ehrlichman and Haldemann look like a bunch of Pollyannas, deperately looking around for some new stranger from whom to partake of candy.
Scooter Libby, it must be remembered, was not merely Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff–which is in itself a terribly misleading job title for a man who was unquestioningly a bright beacon policymaking rather than just some kind management concierge–but was one of the two men responsible for writing a little paper that eventually became the inviolate blueprint for the entire disastrous foreign policy legacy with which Pres. Bush has doomed us all. You really want to blame someone other than Dubya for the insane policies surrounding the invasion of Iraq, don’t look to Dick Cheney, look at delicate little Scooter Libby. The blame for the dismantling of your Constitution under the aegis of Pres. Bush cannot be so straightforwardly tossed down at the feet of Alberto Gonzales, but Gonzales’ part in the systematic violations of civil rights only ends at the ill-advised and politically motivated firings of a handful of US attorneys; it begins much earlier.
In fact, justification for Alberto Gonzales’ displacement from his place in history as one of the first Hispanic Americans to reach the top echelons inside the U.S. government began back when he held the far less imposing post of George W. Bush’s top ambulance-chaser. Alberto Gonzales’ name was, according to President Bush, dragged through the mud as a result of a political witch-hunt; thank God some Democrats and Republicans possessed enough backbone to drag a man’s name through the mud when said man might have gone down in history for vocalizing not ï¿½â’¬Å”I can’t recallï¿½â’¬ï¿½ in all its various and sundry manifestations as a result of being caught with his hand in the till of politicizing what has historically been viewed as the one Cabinet position above all others that should be not dwell into murky depths of politics, but rather for his unique view of the internationally recognized group of laws popularly referred to as the Geneva Convention. What was Alberto Gonzales’ perspective on these laws passed in the wake of torture conducted by both sides during World War II; these laws designed to guarantee the respect of humanity during wartime that had been misappropriated by Adolf Hitler and his concentration camps?
Alberto Gonzales is on record as viewing the God-given rights of all men to be treated with a level of dignity and respect before they have themselves been convicted (or even tried or charged) of treating others with an utter lack of humanity as an idea best termed “quaint.” No, firing a handful of lawyers is not what Alberto Gonzales will be remembered and disdained for throughout American history. Like Scooter Libby, Alberto Gonzales was a primary draughtsman of the Bush administration’s attempts to utterly undo and undermine the very foundations of freedom upon which not only their own country is based, but upon which their personal war being fought by people they’ll never know is allegedly based.