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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Its Time to Say "No" to Gonzales

DailyKos brings up a good point. As Alberto Gonzales is poised to become the next Attorney General of the United States, we truly are at a crossroads. Do we vote "yes" and confirm Gonzales or do we vote "no" and, while he still may be confirmed, send a message?

If you have seen the pictures of Abu-Gharib and heard the horror stories of Guantanamo Bay, I don't know how you could vote to confirm Mr. Gonzales. He is, to borrow a phrase the Republicans became fond of during the election, "unfit for command." Confirming Gonzales will be to show the world that we condone the behavior at Abu-Gharib. As the United States attempts to rebuild its image -- abroad and, sadly, even at home -- we cannot turn our back on the man who is as responsible for the Abu-Gharib horrors as any Bush Administration official.

That's why I urge you all to call your Senators and present to them a case as to why they CANNOT vote to confirm Alberto Gonzales.

Let's start standing up for what we believe in and what is right. Let's be Democrats again. Let's be Americans again.


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