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Selective Enforcement

Appearing on ABC's This Week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was asked whether or not he believes that journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information. This was his answer.
There are some statutes on the books which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility. That's a policy judgment by the Congress in passing that kind of legislation. We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected.

Obligation to enforce those laws. What a load of bull. Gonzales speaks as if the Bush administration has such an exemplary track record in that regard. Obtain a warrant as required by FISA? Nope, sorry can't do that. We might tip off "the enemy" that we're spying on them. Adhere to the ban on cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees? Well only when we have to. Can't have Congress tying the President's hands in this "war on terror". What about telling Congress what the FBI is doing under the Patriot Act? Sorry, classified business. You know how that goes.

But using rather ambiguous language from a 90 year old law to go after journalists who dare to report about Bush's lawlessness? Hell yeah! We have to ensure that journalists aren't letting the American people know what is being done in their name, all under the guise of "national security".

Gonzales is first and foremost Bush's lawyer. The only obligation he has is to protecting his client's sorry ass.

Update: Check out Bush's record when it comes to upholding the law.

Too bad cabinet members cannot be impeached. The man is unable to do his job.

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