I felt positive when Ashcroft resigned; Bush can't find anyone worse than that, can he?
Alberto Gonzales, the nominee, wrote this:
We further conclude that certain acts may be cruel, inhuman, or degrading, but still not produce pain and suffering of the requisite intensity to fall within Section 2340A's proscription against torture. ... Physical pain amounting to torture must be equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death.more info on Gonzales...
This makes me nauseous. Even though the Gonzales nomination obvious isn't a departure from his previous policies, there's an important symbolism in this appointment, an clear message about the future of our nation. Bush dishonors this entire nation. He spits in the face of the international community. He dismisses basic human rights.
I am ashamed of my nation.