Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Sep 8, 2011
Originally published on September 8, 2011 12:47 pm

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.