Is Alberto Gonzales guilty of a crime?
G. Robert Dieckmann - Editor
Great American Journal
 
Currently in the news we are seeing Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, and military commanders in Afghanistan being aggressively investigated on charges of not being totally honest.  Isn't it odd that elected politicians on the Left are never held to the same standard? 
 
Would it really be so bad to let Pat Tillman's legacy go down in history as a great American hero, rather than a victim?  The American Left can't allow that.  The American Left hates a hero but loves a victim.  The military command in Afghanistan not only attempted to protect themselves from embarrassment, but attempted also to protect our country from embarrassment and honor one of our bravest soldiers. 

Mistakes are made in war, it's unavoidable.  Do we really need a Congressional investigation to show that Tillman was killed by friendly fire? Tillman's commanders didn't do anything that Democrats don't do daily on the floor of Congress and in front of media cameras.

 
It's certainly not a concern for honesty on the Left that drives investigations like this one or the same standard would be applied to themselves.  The obvious motivation behind this, the Libby investigation, and constant others is, of course, to impugn and discredit the Bush Administration and the U.S. Armed Forces whenever possible.
 
Another example of this is seen in a current article from the Associated Press; "Documents Show Gonzales Approved Plans to Fire Several U.S. Attorneys".   
 
In the first paragraph of the article, AP starts off with 
"Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a November meeting, according to documents released Friday that contradict earlier claims that he was not closely involved in the dismissals."
That in itself is a lie.  As we see by reading further into the article, Gonzales attended one meeting at the conclusion of the process which he was not involved in. 

"The Nov. 27 meeting, in which the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials participated, focused on a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Justice Department officials said late Friday.

There, Gonzales signed off on the plan, which was crafted by his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Sampson resigned last week amid a political firestorm surrounding the firings."

The documents indicated that the hour-long morning discussion, held in the attorney general's conference room, was the only time Gonzales met with top aides who decided which prosecutors to fire and how to do it.

Justice spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said it was not immediately clear whether Gonzales gave his final approval to begin the firings at that meeting. Scolinos also said Gonzales was not involved in the process of selecting which prosecutors would be asked to resign."

The article continues with a lot of background information but the content of the article never produces any evidence that Gonzales played any roll in the discussions.  Democrats and the AP say "But he gave final approval for the firings!"  Well, of course he did, he's the boss!  As Attorney General, he would have to approve the firings after his one hour briefing. 

Gonzales stated to Congress that he was not closely involved in the firing process.  The article content actually shows that it was Kyle Sampson who was closely involved and conducted communications with the Whitehouse that didn't involve Gonzales at all.  So where is the "contradiction" that the AP article suggests?   It doesn't exist. 

The Democrats and their big media mouthpieces are again trying to do the same thing with Gonzales that they tried to do with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney.  Another witch hunt demanding access to every email and other communication between the Justice Dept. and the Whitehouse in hopes that their fishing expedition will turn up something they can portray as "a crime". 

We've seen what the Democrats have done to Lewis "Scooter" Libby for failing to accurately remember the sequence of events and exactly what he said to whom, that took place over two years prior. Perhaps the same should be done to Congressional Democrats and their connections and communications with radical left wing special interest groups.  No doubt the conclusions would result in a Republican majority being restored to Congress with two thirds of the Democrats in jail.