“What is it that I did that is so fundamentally wrong, that deserves this kind of response to my service?” he said during an interview Tuesday, offering his most extensive comments since leaving government.
During a lunch meeting two blocks from the White House, where he served under his longtime friend, President George W. Bush, Mr. Gonzales said that “for some reason, I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.“
I can think of 4537 people who might dispute that characterization. And 1042 other people. And these other 2998 people. Oh, and the three quarters of a million dead Iraqis, untold dead Afghanis, uncounted dead Somalis, and all the others that might think that Alberto Gonzales isn’t actually a casualty of the War on Terror.