Monday, May 01, 2006

That enlistee looks rather young.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced some tough questions from a couple of 12-year-olds the other day during a sixth grade class tour of the FBI command center.

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"If the president made us go to war with Iraq, why doesn't he go over there and fight the war?" Christian May asked.

"Why doesn't he go do that?" Gonzales responded. "He's sort of the commander in chief. He's kind of leading the troops. That's what happens in wars. You have people making the plans and making the decisions . . . and then you have people who make sure those directives are carried out."

At that moment, a Justice Department public relations officer suggested that the onlooking reporter leave the two to "chat freely."

At which point, a black bag was thrown over the child's head and he was dragged off to a secret chamber to be "reoriented."

"Man, that kid flipped the second we brought out the dogs."

REUTERS/Larry Downing

(from raw story)