Well, it's not all bad--anytime there is as much evidence of criminal activity as there is against people like Cheney and Gonzales, I'm happy to see them get indicted for anything. Hell, Al Capone had to be brought down on tax evasion charges. But as you can see from the screencap attached to this post (check out the original article on CNN.com from earlier today), Cheney and Gonzales are being: <blockquote><i>indicted on separate charges related to alleged prisoner abuse in federal detention centers, Willacy County, Texas, District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra told CNN Tuesday.

The indictment stems from Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group --
an investment management company that reportedly has interests in the
prison companies in charge of the detention centers, according to The
Associated Press. It also charges Gonzales halted an investigation into abuse at the detention centers while he was attorney general.</i></blockquote>

NICE. Well, not the best thing that could happen to two men who will hopefully be remembered as two of the luckiest horrible men to live in modern times. Not Hitler-level-horribleness, but almost as amoral. So, yay Willacy County, Texas, District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra!! Take these bastards on and please don't let this be a reason for the next AG to not bring Cheney and Gonzales up on all sorts of other charges, too--at the very least these guys should be put on trial for stuff like domestic wiretapping and all that fun enemy combatant stuff.

Oh and can I just say that "Juan Angel Guerra" is one of the coolest names I've ever heard? Translated into American, that's "John Angel War."

Seriously cool name.

Posted by email from thepete's posterous