Ah, the good old court system rushes to protect their government ilk. Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals announced that Janet Reno cannot be held responsible for any excessive force claims being made against her and the government for the taking of Elian Gonzalez in 2000. The court stated that the only way she would be culpable was if she knew that sending in large numbers of men with submachine guns would violate the rights of the Gonzalez family. The irony is palpable. How could you not know?