In an interview with the Albuquerque Tribune, fired U.S. attorney, David Iglesias, confirmed what most people have thought all along.
“I think all roads lead to Rove,” said Iglesias. ”I think that’s why the president is circling some pretty major wagons around him to keep him from testifying under oath, which subjects him to criminal prosecution.”
He says President Bush’s top adviser, Karl Rove, should face obstruction of justice charges if certain things Iglesias assumes to be true can be proven. Specifically: Bush’s political architect directed Iglesias’ firing because he refused to rush the indictment of a former state Democratic powerhouse, Manny Aragon, ahead of last year’s elections.
He calls the Bush administration a “major disappointment” and compares it with an airliner in a culture where no one dares question the pilot, who is flying straight into a mountain.
Iglesias is one of the nine U.S. attorneys fired by political operatives in the Department of Justice and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.