10 July 2007

Gonzales lied? (Exaggerated gestures of awe and shock...)

This doesn't surprise me at all:

The Washington Post reports today that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made false statements to Congress while testifying about the Patriot Act. In his testimony, Gonzales claimed that "there has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuse," after being sent at least six government reports in the months preceding his testimony documenting extensive legal and procedural violations of the law.

This is why we don't need the Patriot Act or other legislation that gives the government free reign. Americans need to have a proper fear of government operations that take place away from the public eye. We can't trust people just because they have the right faux accent or process faith in the right church.

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