Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ya think?

But the poor man had no alternative - he never had any principles to begin with!

The Raw Story | Turley: Attorney General Mukasey acting 'without principle'
The announcement by Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday that he regards illegal hiring practices in the Department of Justice only as violations of civil service laws and not as crimes came under withering criticism from legal expert Jonathan Turley on MSNBC's Countdown.

"The attorney general would have had a lot more credibility if he actually prosecuted government officials on occasion," Turley told Keith Olbermann. "He said he would not prosecute what is defined as a war crime in the case of torture. He would not prosecute on the electronic surveillance crimes. ... He has been standing in the way of investigations. And now ... he's just saying, 'You know, they got away and what can I do about that?'"

"He is not prosecuting government officials," Turley summed up, "and I'm afraid he's doing it without principle."
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