Friday, November 12, 2004
See? People do change. We remember a time when the soon-to-be-former A.G. thought we had no king but Jesus:
Federal judges are jeopardizing national security by issuing rulings contradictory to President Bush's decisions on America's obligations under international treaties and agreements, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Friday.-- as he was bouncing down the back stairs of the Department of Justice with a Texas-sized bootprint on the seat of his pants. Thank God our top-cop-in-waiting is such a firm believer in the rule of law, hmmmm?
In his first remarks since his resignation was announced Tuesday, Ashcroft forcefully denounced what he called "a profoundly disturbing trend" among some judges to interfere in the president's constitutional authority to make decisions during war.
"The danger I see here is that intrusive judicial oversight and second-guessing of presidential determinations in these critical areas can put at risk the very security of our nation in a time of war," Ashcroft said in a speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative lawyers group.