5.27.2009

Gonzo: Don't Blame Me For Torture -- Blame Ashcroft, Yoo, and Bybee

Spineless little twit. I guess you have to be when it comes to War Crimes, I guess.

From TPMMuckraker:

...Wolf Blitzer also asked him about the ongoing torture debate. And it was interesting to see that Gonzo -- who was White House counsel at the time the torture policies were first formulated -- seemed eager to shift any blame onto the Justice Department he would later go on to lead....
"It's the responsibility of the Department of Justice to provide legal guidance on behalf of the executive branch."
In other words: blame Ashcroft, Yoo, and Bybee.

Of course, it's unclear how that stance lines up with a report that Gonzo, while at the White House, personally signed off on CIA requests to conduct torture.


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