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2004-11-12

So long, Mr Ashcroft



I can't say I'm all that thrilled. I'm no fan of Mr Ashcroft, but from the moment I heard he had resigned, I worried about who might be our next Attorney General. Ah, what do you know? It's Mr Gonzalez, who seems to have had a hand in justifying the use of torture in Iraq. Into the fire?



I read Mr Ashcroft's short resignation letter. His claims of credit amaze me.




Americans have been spared the violence and savagery of terrorist attack on our soil since September 11, 2001....



... [O]ur violent crime rate has plunged to a 30-year low.... Drug use among America's young people has fallen and continues to fall significantly....



Corporate integrity has been restored...



The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved. [my emphasis]...




Isn't that tantamount to a declaration of victory in the so-called War on Terror? So I guess we can dismantle the Department of Homeland Security and cut all the anti-terror budgets, right? Mr Gonzalez should have an easy time of it: nothing to do but put his feet up on the desk and wait for a Supreme Court vacancy, eh?



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