Texas Justice


An odd report out of South Texas where a Willacy County grand jury has apparently indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. But this doesn’t look like the comeuppance so many have hoped for. I can’t piece together from the news reports what the precise allegations are but they don’t seem to implicate Cheney or Gonzales directly in any wrongdoing. In fact a little googling shows the district attorney down there has been embroiled in one controversy after another, including getting arrested himself at one point, though he was later cleared. So this one may be entertaining but not for the reasons the headlines might suggest.

Late Update: Will Bunch has some background on the federal detention center in Willacy County that is ostensibly at the heart of this indictment.


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