Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Irony lies bleeding in my hands
Abu G goes to U of F:
Embattled former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was a few minutes into his speech Monday night when the first two protesters took the stage, their heads covered and hands tied behind their backs like Abu Ghraib prisoners.I would almost forgive him if he had said that with a knowing smirk as they hauled the students away.
One of the young men stood silently beside Gonzales, who looked down at his notes and waited for two police officers to lead him away. Then came a young man in a military fatigue jacket, who stood directly in front of Gonzales with a sign declaring: "Habeus corpus."
As another officer led that protester offstage, Gonzales told the audience: "Our young men fight overseas to preserve these kinds of freedom of speech."