Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Some Words from the Attorney General...

The below quotes comes courtesy of the Associated Press, and is taken from remarks made by Mr. Gonzales today before the American Enterprise Institute in which he describes those qualities, or characteristics he thinks best for a prospective Supreme Court judge. Please keep in mind, when reading this, that the attorney-general is himself a former Texas Supreme Court judge:

"We want to determine whether he understands the inherent limits that make an unelected judiciary inferior to Congress or the president in making policy judgments. That, for example, a judge will never be in the best position to know what is in the national security interests of our country.”

It remains to be seen just who is in the best position to know "what is in the national security interests of our country" when, later this week, the resolution condemning this president's decision to boost troop levels, in Iraq, goes before the Senate, and Congress gets to debate just what comprises our "national security interests," as well as who gets to decide that.