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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush’s nomination of Alberto Gonzales to be Attorney General reported.
(White House: Bill Plante) Likely opposition to the choice of Gonzales examined; details given of controversy over his stance on the war on terror & the treatment of terror detainees, which some believe led to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. [BUSH – praises Gonzales’ judgment & intellect.] [GONZALES – says the American people expect & deserve a Department of Justice guided by the rule of law.] [Georgetown University Law Center David COLE- says policies Gonzales helped formulate have done a great deal of damage to the image of the US.] The likelihood that Secretary of State Colin Powell will resign noted.
- Rather, Dan;
- Plante, Bill
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