White House

Gonzales speaks

Alberto Gonzales, in a prepared statement released today, promised to "abide by anti-torture treaties if he is confirmed as attorney general". So I guess all this concern over his previous legal endorsement of torture is, no pun intended, just a bunch of hand-wringing. You can read it here.

Of one curious note, however, is the following paragraph:

He said there was a difference between working for the White House as presidential adviser and representing the United States as attorney general, which he said would require him more broadly to ensure a fair enforcement of laws.

Huh? Does he mean that working for the White House is like working above the law? I guess that is a difference.