( – promoted by Clark)
My husband got annoyed enough by an article in this morning’s paper to e-mail the Post this letter:
As reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 2nd, federal Judge Michael Mukasey, President George Bush’s nominee for Attorney General, says the controversial interrogation technique known as waterboarding is “repugnant,” but he is unsure that it is illegal. If Judge Mukasey would submit himself to this technique, he might have a decided opinion on its legality.
Claire McCaskill said that, under the circumstances, she was “torn” about the nomination and that she would wrestle with it over the weekend. No wrestling needed, to our way of thinking. If Mukasey won’t call waterboarding torture, what’s to think about? As Pat Leahy, who’s on the Judiciary Committee, explained: torture is illegal in this country and waterboarding is torture (has been considered so for centuries), so waterboarding is illegal.