OFFICIAL EXPLANATIONS:

(A work in progress)

 

(1). It’s a big operation. The leader can’t know everything that’s going on:

Ř      “Gonzales Accepts Responsibility for 'Mistakes'” -- Bill Brubaker, The Washington Post, March 13, 2007: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/13/AR2007031300776.html

o       Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, in response to controversy over the firing of eight U.S. attornies, explaining that he was not involved in the process of identifying which specific prosecutors were to be weeded out: "As we can all imagine, in an organization of 110,000 people, I am not aware of every bit of information that passes through the halls of the Department of Justice, nor am I aware of all decisions.”