Monday, August 27, 2007

Gonzo Gone, But For the Wrong Reason

Today, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned. To hear the faux left talk about it, it was like they were able to impeach George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and every Republican member of Congress in the same day. Of course, to those of us living in the real world, we saw things a little differently.

I, however, agree with the Democrats that Gonzales needed to go, but not for the reasons they've been citing. No matter how many times they scream "torture" and "illegal wiretapping," the Democrats by and large didn't get the real reason Gonzales should have been fired. They're too busy letting their Bush hate rule their thinking to see it.

The real reason is something much more basic. Two Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, were railroaded by federal prosecutor Johnny Sutton for, of all things, trying to arrest a known drug smuggler. Because the smuggler got shot in the butt, Compean and Ramos were tried, convicted, and sent to prison where they were put in general population. Since then, they've both allegedly been beaten, harassed, and even almost killed.

All for nothing.

Sutton's argument relied on the testimony of not only the "victim," but of people who perjured themselves under oath. Even Michael Nifong knew when to pack it in, but Sutton got his convictions by doggedly ignoring the facts. And who was Sutton's boss?

Alberto Gonzales.

So far, I've only seen two or three DC Democrats even talk about Compean and Ramos, but they will crawl over each other to get to a microphone to talk about torture and illegal wiretaps, neither of which has been proven, by the way. Nothing about the real torture of the two Border Patrol agents whose lives have been ruined because of Sutton and Gonzales. Where were the Democrats on this one?

I guess they were too busy trying to get Bush to really focus on real corruption.

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