Saturday, January 01, 2005

Bush and Gonzalez - Anti-Life Activists

Regardless of your position on whether the death penalty should be allowed in our society, any moral person must believe that it should be administered fairly and cautiously. From the New York Review of Books comes this chilling article, demonstrating that George W. Bush ran his death chambers at full speed, administering the ultimate solution with carelessness and disdain for the people he allowed to die. His behavior, if done by a leader in an oil-rich country, would certainly suffice to justify an invasion to the neo-con apologists.

A week ago, a friend of mine celebrated Christmas with her family together for the first time in 17 years. Her brother had just been released from a Texas jail where he had served 17 years on a rape charge, for which he was demonstrably innocent. The Texas justice system makes mistakes. If you want to deny that fact, you simply cannot. You can only choose to ignore that fact. Bush did.

While governor of Texas, Bush had Gonzalez provide him thumbnail sketches of the clemency petitions, so he would not have to read them. Gonzalez, the man who approves of torture and wants to be attorney general, would prepare these sketches in summary fashion, deleting information supporting exoneration. Together, Bush and Gonzalez collaborated to kill human beings who had the misfortune to find themselves in the Texas justice system.

There is simply no justification for what Bush and Gonzalez did. I do not understand how any person who purports to hold to moral values can support him.


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