Alberto Gonzales

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Person.png Alberto Gonzales   C-SPAN SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, war criminal)
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BornAlberto R. Gonzales
San Antonio, Texas
Alma materRice University, Harvard Law School
ReligionRoman Catholic
Criminal status
At large as of August 2016
Criminal convictions
• Torture
• Cruel Inhumane and Degrading Treatment
A "woefully incompetent" US Attorney General

Employment.png United States Attorney General

In office
February 3, 2005 - September 17, 2007
Preceded byJohn Ashcroft
Succeeded byPaul Clement
"Woefully incompetent"

Employment.png White House Counsel Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 20, 2001 - February 3, 2005
Preceded byBeth Nolan
Succeeded byHarriet Miers
This tenure lead to his conviction for war crimes

Employment.png Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court

In office
January 3, 1999 - January 20, 2001

Employment.png Secretary of State of Texas

In office
January 1, 1998 - January 3, 1999

Alberto Gonzales is a former US Attorney General in the George W. Bush administration. Termed "Fundamentally dishonest" and "woefully incompetent", he was named #3 (after Dick Cheney and Karl Rove of a list of "The Top 43 Appointees Who Helped Make Bush The Worst President Ever".[1] [2]


He signed off on the US use of torture and was an architect of the legal facade to try to excuse the "war on terror".[1] In 2012 he was tried and found guilty of crimes against humanity (Torture and Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment) by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission.[3]

Testifying to the US Senate Judiciary Committee Gonzales stated “I don’t recall” or similar phrases 64 times in one day — a performance so memorable that it has since been set to music as a cantata.[4]

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