Given his track record, Alberto Gonzales probably isn't the best person to be giving anyone, better yet Iraqis, advice about the rule of law
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under fire at home with calls for his resignation, is spending some time in Iraq.
The Justice Department said that Gonzales arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for his third trip to Iraq to meet with department officials who have been there to help fashion the country's legal system.
"I am pleased to see firsthand ... the progress that the men and women of the Justice Department have made to rebuild Iraq's legal system and law enforcement infrastructure," Gonzales said in a statement released by the department.
First, it's not at all clear why Gonzales is encouraged by the status of Iraq's legal system. Iraq is beset by what the AP charitably described as "sectarian lawlessness."
Second, I suppose there are less qualified officials in the Bush administration to oversee Iraq's drive to fashion a legal system, but no one comes to mind.