Gonzales: Prosecutors Firings Mishandled
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in which he admitted to “mistakes” and “mishandling” in the firing of seven U.S. Attorneys but did not actually explain what those mistakes might have been.
At a Justice Department news conference, Gonzales said he would find out why Congress was not told sooner that the White House was involved in discussions of who would be fired and when. He did not back away, however, from his stance that the dismissals that did take place were appropriate.
“I stand by the decision and I think it was the right decision,” Gonzales said.
“Obviously I am concerned about the fact that information — incomplete information was communicated or may have been communicated to the Congress,” Gonzales said. “I believe very strongly in our obligation to ensure that when we provide information to the Congress, it is accurate and it is complete. And I very dismayed that that may not have occurred here.”
So we have yet another case of “the cover-up is worse than the crime” when, yet again, no crime has been committed.
Regardless of what comes out in the end, I hereby reiterate my longstanding position that I’m tired of faux apologies. “Mistakes were made,” “I’m sorry if anyone was offended,” and all the rest are much more annoying than silence