I believe a report of waterboarding would be serious, but I do not believe it would define tortureAshcroft: Waterboarding is not torture Jul 17, 2008
For those of you who have nothing to learn, why did you come tonightAccusatory Colorado students rile Ashcroft Nov 28, 2007
It's a continuation of the aspiration I have that our nation have access to the best possible resources to fight terror, whether domestic or internationalAshcroft consulting firm prospers Aug 12, 2006
You have done what so many said could not be done: You have enhanced the freedom of Americans at precisely the time when our freedom has been under its greatest attackAshcroft touts department accomplishments Dec 10, 2004
There was not a word spoken that indicated he supported terrorism. It was a real stretchJurors: Feds had no case in terror trial Nov 22, 2004
John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is a United States politician who was the 79th United States attorney general. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the 50th Governor of Missouri (1985–1993) and a US senator from Missouri (1995–2001).
Ashcroft was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James Robert Ashcroft and Grace P. (née Larsen). His father was a minister, in an Assemblies of God congregation, and served as president of Evangel University from 1958–1974, and jointly as President of Central Bible College from 1958–1963. He later served as president of Valley Forge Christian College. His mother was a housewife whose parents immigrated to the United States from Norway.
Ashcroft went to school in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and St. Elmo Society, graduating in 1964. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1967.