<center><h1><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/19/politics/19gonzales.html?oref=login&position=&oref=login&pagewanted=print&position=>This guy just doesn't quit...</a></h1></center> In his continuing endeavor to prove just how unfit he is to serve as Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez has announced that, "Officers of the Central Intelligence Agency and other nonmilitary personnel fall outside the bounds of a 2002 directive issued by President Bush that pledged the humane treatment of prisoners in American custody..." while at the same time stating that, "the C.I.A. and other nonmilitary personnel are fully bound", by Dubbyuh's directives on the humane treatment of prisoners. Indecision is a terrible thing. In his written testimony, Alberto continues to dodge the question of just what constitutes torture or which practices should be banned. It seems that Dubbyuh and his merry band are quite willing to condemn the torture of prisoners in US custody publicly, but behind the veil, they are more than willing to sanction its use. This administration has shown us that in fighting the beast, they are all too willing to become the beast. One can only imagine the rapt fascination with which they gaze into the abyss, never realizing that the abyss is gazing back...until it is too late and they are swallowed up by it.