Monday, August 27, 2007

A Better Offer

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the principle architect of the Bush administration's torture policy, resigned just as Charles Taylor dismissed the lawyer appointed to defend the former Liberian dictator in his upcoming trial for war crimes.

Gonzales has denied any interest in defending Taylor, but sources close to the Attorney General claim that in recent weeks he has bemoaned the "relentless persecution" of "strong-willed, patriotic leaders" both "domestically and abroad; like in western Africa, for example."