Torture and voting are two serious issues the Democrats have fallen down on. Dick Meyer lists other serious issues the Democrats have “rolled over” on as well as summarizing why Gonzales is raising such interest (also, listen to the Friday, January 7, 2005 Democracy Now! for more including clips of Gonzales’ Senate confirmation hearing, and read Gonzales’ Wikipedia entry). Gonzales has said that the Geneva accords are “quaint” and he gave evasive virtual non-answers to the Senate last week when responding to serious allegations of supporting torture.
The Democrats are in the minority, but they have an opportunity to send a signal vote here.