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Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

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Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

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Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with the former attorney general. He discusses the Bush Administration's decision to use military tribunals — rather than civil courts — to try terror suspects, and how he overcame his initial skepticism about the phrase "war on terror." Gonzales also shares his views of how America has changed since Sept. 11.