Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The American squirm

Attorney General Michael Mukasey is demonstrating today, to those of us who had strong doubts about his appointment, that he is a Bush man before anything else. Principle be damned. Rule of law be damned. Freedom and liberty be damned.

Mukasey won't give a direct answer to any question about waterboarding, torture, contempt citations or FISA. He's a mealy-mouth apologist for a criminal administration. In his refusal to answer questions, he's no better than his successor.

Here Senator Kennedy asks him the wrong question about waterboarding. The question should have been, "Would it be torture if it were practiced on your wife, or your son, or your daughter?"

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