Wednesday, November 10, 2004

No King But Bush

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has resigned today. As an Attorney General-designate Ashcroft kicked off a controversy while receiving an honorary degree of the Christian right and anti-interracial dating Bob Jones University. There he shared his believes as a servant of a (still) secular government:
"We have no king but Jesus... When you have no king but Jesus, you release the eternal, you release the highest and the best, you release virtue, you release potential."
In the following four years Ashcroft has served the Kingdom Bush for the greater glorification of the Kingdom come. His resignation letter bluntly states:
"The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved. The rule of law has been strengthened and upheld in the courts."
I'd like to differ, and I suppose the Guantanamo detainees, or some of the Patriot Act bearing, (sexual) dissent suppressed and even Intellectual Property task-forced Americans too. I wait for the reactions, and the speculation for a new prodigal son at the wheel of justice.

At least Ashcroft has a fine nose for the potential leakage of computer files:
"I have handwritten this letter so its confidentiality can be maintained until the appropriate arrangements mentioned above can be made."
Or is this just the latest security technique in the U.S.?
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Later: Furdlog on possible successors and the Guantanamo legacy


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