American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ashcroft, Dame Peggy Originally Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft. 1907-1991. British actress who won an Academy Award for A Passage to India (1984).
“History professor Thomas Zoumaras objects to what he calls Ashcroft's violation of international law covering acceptable interrogation techniques.”
“In a classic case of Washington intrigue, Ridge reportedly leaked word of the upcoming Ashcroft press conference in order to pre-empt it, then went on the morning shows to assure Americans they should go ahead with their summer plans while Ashcroft is saying the end is near.”
“Ashcroft is smart enough to know he is on a short leash.”
“Ashcroft is guilty as sin of profiling and detaining innocent Americans without regard to the law.”
“Attorney General John Ashcroft is not immune from being sued by a man who claims he was illegally detained under Justice Department policies implemented after the September 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.”
“The relationship between Hague and Ashcroft is very close.”
“In the liberal imagination Attorney General John Ashcroft is an authoritarian and a religious zealot, bent on sacrificing liberty to achieve the illusion of safety from terror.”
“Reasonable inferences only work when John Ashcroft is in a hospital.”
“Each signed off on a panoply of democracy busting moves, not the least of which was allowing the clearly illegal NSA program to exist for 2 and half years in Ashcroft's case (without bothering to adequately check into it).”
“Ashcroft is far from the lefts hero Smails, as the article you link to points out with the following:”
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