The Center for American Progress has come up with a brilliant list of ten questions for Bush’s AG nominee Alberto Gonzalez, including such blunt winners as:
- Are there any circumstances under which you believe the President of the United States could legally authorize torture?
- Has your position on the Geneva Conventions changed since evidence of widespread detainee abuse at U.S. prisons was uncovered? If not, which provisions of the Geneva Conventions do you still consider “quaint” or “obsolete”?
- Do you still believe that the state of Texas does not have to abide by the Vienna Convention?
The Senate judiciary committee will begin talking about this nomination any day now.
[via In These Times]