Thursday, January 31, 2008
Appearing before Congress for the first time since his confirmation hearings, Attorney General Michael Mukasey continued to duck and wave on the hot subject of waterboarding. He refused to make a straightforward judgement on the legality of the simulated-drowning technique, even in cases where it would involve US citizens.
Mukasey also continued the Bush administration's arguments to block oversight of its warrantless surveillance program, pushing for legal immunity to be given to telecommunications companies as part of an expected spy-law update.
Back in October, Mukasey refused to answer pointed questions from Senators about waterboarding's legality, saying he had not been "read into" the CIA's previous interrogation program that is alleged to have included the practice. Appearing Wednesday, nearly three months into his tenure, Mukasey did not budge much from that position.
Between the plethora of "UMM's" and the artful dodgings of this sub-human bush appointee, it is impossible to sit through this flakes' reasonings. It has long been held the WB'ing is indeed torture. He did acknowledge that if it was done to him he would consider it torture, hmmmmmm.
Another contributor to the growth of an overpowering and authoritarian government that no one except the neo-fascists can appreciate.
Why no Senators scolded MUKcasey shows how embedded in the system they too have become. Not that many years back statements like that would have assured impeachment for dereliction of duty and failure to support The Constitution. Now that is all gone and the dog(Congress) rolls over in anticipation of a belly rub from the chimp-in-chief.
A true patriots nightmare.