Cheney, Gonzales Indicted

President Bush may be planning preemptive war-related pardons for his administration before his term ends, but that, apparently, won’t save his vice president. Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on separate charges stemming from alleged prisoner abuse in federal detention centers, CNN reports. A grand jury in Willacy County, Texas, indicted the two men; a lawyer for another lawmaker indicted, Democratic state Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., called the county’s district attorney, Juan Angel Guerra, a “one-man circus.” “In the March 2008 Democratic Primary, 70 percent of the Willacy County voters elected to remove Juan Guerra as Willacy County District Attorney,” Michael R. Cowen said in a statement. “Now, with only a few weeks left in his term, Mr. Guerra has again chosen to misuse his position in an attempt to seek revenge on those who he sees as political enemies.” A Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said simply, “The vice president has not received an indictment.”