Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns
August 27, 2007, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Alberto Gonzales, Big Brother, Impeach, Karl Rove, michael chertoff, NSA, Surveillance

Bird Cage Liner Changed, Illegal Spying Stays
Gonzales’ exit does little to undo the damage inflicted on the Constitution

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet Editorial
August 28, 2007

The bird cage liner has been changed but the illegal spying, warrantless wiretapping and torture embracing precedents remain following the resignation of Attorney General Alberto “Mengele” Gonzales.

The ineffective liberal left celebrates the exit of Gonzales like it’s some major victory when in fact it changes nothing and every assault on the Constitution that was crafted with his help remains on the books.

Why are the left so naive as to believe that just because a token figurehead is toppled this somehow makes amends for the fact that the infrastructure of a totalitarian state has been implemented over the last six years?

“Unfortunately, Gonzales’s incompetence will live on in a string of dubious legal arguments largely rubber-stamped by a pliant Congress and maintained through claims of executive privilege and state secrecy,” writes Burke Hansen of the Register.

“Ultimately, it will be up to the courts to undo the damage done, as Gonzalez spent so much time walking all over the fundamental rights of Americans he’s practically left footprints on the Bill of Rights. Thanks to his stewardship, American citizens can now be classed as enemy combatants, spied on without warrants, imprisoned indefinitely without charges or redress to the courts, and subjected to “enhanced interrogation” techniques.”

Where is the pressure for Democrats to repeal the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act and innumerable other police state measures that were passed with their willing consent?

Only when we get the unconstitutional laws that Gonzales was responsible for pushing through stricken can we even begin to make progress.

The left likes to label itself as a “progressive community” yet they are seemingly content to wait and do nothing until Hillary Clinton gets in office so that she may enjoy the smorgasbord of tyranny that the Bush administration has laid out for her since 2001.

“Let’s be clear,” writes Dave Lindorff, “Alberto Gonzales is resigning as attorney general not because he’s become an embarrassment to the Bush administration-which has repeatedly shown itself to be beyond embarrassment-but because he is no longer useful. Exposed as a serial liar and an administration hack, he can no longer be relied upon by the Bush administration to carry forward its criminal agenda of subverting the Constitution, the electoral process and the Bill of Rights, because his every step is being watched by the public and the Congress.”

The fact is that Gonzales was merely a disposable battery for the rampaging robot of mechanized tyranny that symbolizes the Bush administration. He has now run out, been ejected and will be replaced by another while the destruction wrought by the machine itself remains untouched – until we realize that the overarching agenda and not its minions should be the real focus.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns

Washington Post
August 27, 2007

Embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has resigned from his post, according to an administration official, ending a controversial cabinet tenure that included clashes with Congress over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and the nature of efforts to spy on U.S. citizens.

The official said Gonzales submitted a letter on Friday saying he had decided to step down, but the announcement was withheld until he met with President Bush at the president’s Crawford ranch. His resignation will be announced at a press conference scheduled at 10:30.

Gonzales’ decision was first reported by the New York Times on its Web site.

Gonzales’ resignation marks the loss of another Bush loyalist at a time when his support in public opinion polls has been lagging. Though Bush had voiced continued support for Gonzales, a longtime ally from Texas, the attorney general’s support in Congress had withered after a series of run-ins that prompted some lawmakers to allege he had committed perjury.

His testimony on issues like a federal wiretap program required follow-up explanations and was contradicted by documents or the statements of other federal officials. At hearings on the U.S. attorney firings, Gonzales frequently said he could not remember details about key events — frustrating members of Congress who felt he was trying to minimize his role in politically motivated dismissals.

The departure leaves Bush with a key cabinet opening nearing the end of his second term. As controversy around Gonzales mounted, so has speculation about possible replacements. Among the names mentioned by lawmakers and their aides in recent weeks: Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff; former deputy attorney general James Comey and former deputy attorney Larry Thompson.

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