The Geneva Convention was meant to protect all humans, not just Americans. How can the President appoint someone to uphold our laws who does not understand them, or who only follows them when it is convenient (for the President)? The Attorney General is part of our system of Checks and Balances and should be someone who has demonstrated a clear understanding of law and the ability, or desire, to uphold it. Make your opinion heard by following the links below. Being involved in the process of Democracy is fun and it is our right!
This is from the MoveOn.org web site:
Say No to Torture
The Senate is considering Alberto Gonzales' nomination to become Attorney General, replacing John Ashcroft. Gonzales is the White House counsel notorious for opening the door to torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons. In 2002, Gonzales wrote a memo to President Bush arguing the war on terror renders the Geneva Conventions "quaint" and "obsolete." Senators should view the Gonzales nomination skeptically, given this history. For analysis of Gonzales' record, click here.
Sign our call for Gonzales to unequivocally renounce torture as an instrument of American policy.
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