As a key architect of the Bush administration's response to 9/11, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, tapped Wednesday to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft, will face tough questions during his confirmation process. In 2002, Gonzales authored a memo calling some provisions of Geneva Conventions "quaint" and recommending the conventions not be applied to Taliban and alleged al-Qaida detainees. Less well-known: his views on such hot-button issues as abortion and affirmative action.
Gonzales to Face Hard Questions as Attorney General Nominee
November 11, 2004