Ignore Dick Thornburgh
After John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales, former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh doesn't seem so bad. Sure, he didn't think that federal prosecutors should play by the same ethical standards that bind defense attorneys. Yes, he rabidly fought the drug war. But at least he didn't run the entire Constitution through a paper shredder. And unlike Gonzales, who took instruction from Karl Rove, Thornburgh was once sued by Rove.
In yesterday's New York Times, Thornburgh argues that white collar criminals deserve to be prosecuted, and urges the Obama administration to hire more FBI agents and prosecutors, but not to change any laws. He has it just about backwards.
Thornburgh seems to understand the problem. [more ....]
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