11 August 2007

the epitome of hypocrisy and the DOJ...

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under fire at home with calls for his resignation, is spending some time in Iraq.

The Justice Department said that Gonzales arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for his third trip to Iraq to meet with department officials who have been there to help fashion the country's legal system.
Huffington Post, "Embattled AG Gonzales Visits Baghdad"
We can only guess what fashion sense that is taking.

while here at home: Ex-DOJ employees spar with administration
Former employees of the Civil Rights Division are channeling their workplace rage into lobbying force. The government lawyers say they were ignored, disrespected and kicked out by Bush appointees. The attorneys describe an increasingly partisan workplace, where political appointees intimidated career lawyers and undermined civil rights to push political agendas. Politico.com
What they are doing is letting the Judiciary Committees know all about it.

One result
The lawyers claimed their first scalp last weekend, when David Palmer withdrew his nomination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Two weeks ago, a group of eight former managers, lawyers and career professionals who worked with Palmer in the employment litigation section of the Civil Rights Division sent a forceful letter to Congress opposing the nomination.

Rather than payback, I hope that these attorney's are making their decisions and actions in order to reestablish the American Justice system to its true path and by using the most important three words from the Bourne Ultimatum when describing the extra-legal black-ops program in the movie- "This isn't us.", CIA officer Pamela Landy, as played by Joan Allen.

the last six years isn't us...

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