Thursday, July 26, 2007

Did Alberto Gonzales commit perjury?

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I defer to the Anonymous Liberal on this one -- and it's a post you should all read.

In brief, "the most likely explanation is that Gonzales is choosing his language very carefully and making an unspoken definitional distinction between the [Terrorist Surveillance Program] as it existed in December 2005 -- when the president first confirmed its existence -- and the program that existed from 2001 to early 2004 -- when the DOJ refused to recertify it." However, "Gonzales is in a real bind here. Even assuming his semantic parsing is a sufficient defense against perjury charges, it seems pretty clear that he intentionally misled Congress."

So when do you think Bush will award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

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