Alberto Gonzales’s memory lapse seems to guarantee his speedy departure. Once he’s gone, Gates and Rice will restart their push to close Guantanamo, which Gonzales and Cheney successfully resisted.
One might have thought that the Attorney General of the United States would be ashamed to argue that the policies he helped design are so lawless that they can’t safely be executed within the jurisdiction of American courts. But one would have been wrong. Shamelessness is the one commodity this crew never runs short of.
Footnote As the Bush Maladministration melts down, its various factions are beginning to break the “message discipline” that Rove had enforced so successfully for so long; they’re now tossing grenades at one another through the New York Times, just like a bunch of Democrats. Gates in particular must now see that he’s virtually unfireable. Good!