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Alberto Gonzales: Holder Is Right

Maybe Alberto Gonzales has a mind of his own, after all: The former attorney general defended the decision by his successor, current Attorney General Eric Holder, to investigate alleged prisoner abuse by CIA interrogators. "As chief prosecutor of the United States, he should make the decision on his own, based on the facts, then inform the White House," Gonzales told The Washington Times. "We worked very hard to establish ground rules and parameters about how to deal with terrorists. And if people go beyond that, I think it is legitimate to question and examine that conduct to ensure people are held accountable for their actions, even if it's action in prosecuting the war on terror."

September 1, 2009 11:56 AM