Thursday, June 28, 2007
No Mercy for Gonzo -- or Bush
The Washington Post via Talk Left reports that in testimony yesterday, former U.S. Attorney Paul K. Charlton, "one of nine U.S. attorneys fired last year [testified in Congress] that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales ha[d] been overzealous in ordering federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty."
Charlton testified yesterday that Gonzales has been so eager to expand the use of capital punishment that the attorney general has been inattentive to the quality of evidence in some cases -- or the views of the prosecutors most familiar with them.
"No decision is more important for a prosecutor than whether or not to . . deliberately and methodically take a life," Charlton said. "And that holds true for the attorney general."
The case involved a man charged with murder without a body or DNA evidence. The body was buried in a landfill but Justice refused to exhume the body because it cost $500,000 to 1 million. It's only some dumb wetback whose life might be at stake; and some poor family whose loved one remained in the dump.
Matthew 7:1-3 warns: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
No mercy for Gonzo; or Bush. Let the full measure of what they have sown be reaped without mercy.
"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces (Matthew 7:6).