31 August 2006

Gonzales criticizes Iraq on torture. In other words, the pot calls the kettle black.

According to an article in yesterday's Washington Post, U.S. Attorney General Alberto ("Torture Boy") Gonzales met this week with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saligh to discuss the use of "extraordinary measures" to deal with terrorists, criminals, and prisoners.

The article talks about how Iraqi officials have allegedly been torturing suspected terrorists and other detainees, and that Gonzales made a big deal about empasizing "the importance of the rule of law", and talking about how Iraq must comply with international laws and treaties that prohibit torture.

This is really cute, considering that Gonzales himself jumped through semantic hoops to justify the torture of detainees in the "war on terror".

I guess this is another case of "do as I say, not as I do."

Seems typical of the Bush administration, sad to say.

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