Thursday, June 05, 2008

Fired U.S. Attorney David Iglesias' Book Out

In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration.

Iglesias has long served in the Navy as part of the JAG corps. One of his earliest cases, about an assaulted Marine in Guantanamo Bay, became the basis for the movie A Few Good Men. When Bush chose him to become the U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, it was a dream come true. He was a core member of Karl Rove's idealized Republican Party of the future -- handsome, Hispanic, evangelical, and a military veteran. The dream came to an abrupt end when Senator Pete Domenici improperly called Iglesias, wanting him to indict high-level Democrats before the 2006 elections. When Iglesias refused, the line went dead. Iglesias was fired just weeks later. First, he was devastated. Then, he was angry. Now, he is speaking out.

U.S. News interviews Iglesias here. and a YouTube interview:


1 comment:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

It's hard to feel sorry for someone who gets done-to by the republican party. Anyone who thinks the gop is anything other than complete lip-service is really living in denial.

I'm glad he wrote the book. But to be anything other than surprised over getting fired over non-preferential treatment toward fellow republicans is the definition of disingenuity.

Moreover, the book's tag line, The Scandal That Rocked The Bush Administration is so far out of touch it's in orbit. This scandal didn't rock the Bush Admin, nor has any other. They just keep lumbering along over people and lives just like nothing happened. Maybe Mr. Iglesias thinks it rocked the Admin because it taught him that the republican party says one thing and means another, and therefore rocked his world.

But rocked it? Hardly. This group refuses to be rocked by anything.