Tuesday 28 August 2007

Bush and Cheney: Last men standing

The Bush administration has fallen further into ruin with resignation of the controversial Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales. This now leaves Bush with just one of his 2001 team in place, VP Dick Cheney.
Gonzales has been one of the most controversial figures in US politics over the past few years. His role was summed up neatly on Political Gateway: “Gonzales has been under fire for his role in the treatment of "war on terror" detainees, domestic surveillance, and has been accused of lying to lawmakers over the sackings of federal prosecutors last year”.
Bush has maintained his support for Gonzales, claiming he was merely a victim of a Democrat smear campaign. Ultimately the pressure told and the AG walked, just weeks after Karl Rove did the same.

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