Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lying, Lying Up and Lying Down, Lying,Lying All Around

Are you fed up with the lies yet? Are you enraged by the utter contempt and arrogance of our so-called public servants? Of course, I knew that. Well here's what Glenn Greenwald has to say about all the lies upon lies upon lies in an article titled:

Lying to Congress has become a Republican principle, literally

Lying to Congress is what this administration generally -- and the DOJ specifically -- has done continuously. They lied to Congress about the FBI's use of NSLs in order to induce re-authorization of the Patriot Act, and -- now that those lies are exposed -- they are now forced to retract those statements and change their false testimony made under oath. Alberto Gonzales made repeated false statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the state of the President's eavesdropping activities, some of which he had to retract and some of which he still has not. And, of course, the false statements made over the years to the Congress by the administration regarding Iraq are literally too numerous to chronicle.
and goes on...
Of course, the reason that lying to Congress is a felony is because Congress is composed of the representatives of the American people, and when executive branch officials lie to Congress, they are lying to the country. They subvert the entire constitutional order by preventing the American people from exercising overisight over the executive branch through their representatives in Congress, and it turns the President into an unchecked, unaccountable ruler.

As with Mr Bush, Mr Gonzales was and is a study in delusion. His confirmation hearings were a joke as were Mr Bush's Presidential debates. Now he admits he is responsible, but as of now he is not resigning. He offered to make changes "so that the mistakes that occurred in this instance do not occur again in the future." Mmm, and remember when he said that the domestic spying was all good and legal, and would need no oversight?

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., renewed his call for Gonzales to resign and was joined by a host of other Democrats, including national party chairman Howard Dean and presidential hopeful John Edwards of North Carolina.

"This purge was based purely on politics, to punish prosecutors who were perceived to be too light on Democrats or too tough on Republicans," Schumer said. "Attorney General Gonzales has either forgotten the oath he took to uphold the Constitution or just doesn't understand that his duty to protect the law is greater than his duty to protect the president."

Here's more:

Loyalty’ to Bush and Gonzales Was Factor in Prosecutors’ Firings, E-Mail Shows
Published: March 14, 2007

Gonzales Again Called Upon to Resign by Richard B. Schmitt

Mr Gonzales, please go.

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