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Ending Torture And Putting Attorney General Nominee Mukasey Out Of His Misery | November 1, 2007

The following article, Reposted from the Huffington Post 11/01/o7, addresses the fundamental issues involved in why it is important that the Senate REJECTS Judge Mukasey’s nomination to the post of US Attorney General. Bob Cesca’s commentary crystallizes the anger I felt viewing the Senate confirmation hearings and watching Mukasey weave, dodge, waffle, obfuscate and generally bullshit his way through the questioning. His non-answers to very specific questioning about the torture technique of water-boarding makes the proverbial slipperier than an eel seem positively velcro-ish .

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Click to enlarge, then, ask yourself, how it is that Judge Mukasey seems incapable of clearly recognizing that water-boarding is, in fact torture??

Bob Cesca

 

It’s one thing to vote against a torture enabler only to see that torture enabler confirmed anyway, but it’s another thing to actually kill the nomination. Who among the Senate Democrats is willing to end Michael Mukasey’s nomination and confirmation process right here and now? Outright block it — filibuster it — stop it in committee or on the floor when (and if) it comes up for a full senate vote?

Read the whole story at :http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/ending-torture-and-puttin_b_70538.html

And, today’s NY Times has a front page story that goes into great detail about the rationale behind Judge Mukasey’s evasions.

Nominee’s Stand Avoiding Tangle of Torture Cases
By SCOTT SHANE NY Times 11/01/07

Waterboarding Is Torture – I Did It Myself, says US Advisor

by Leonard Doyle in the UK Independent

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/11/01/4952/

If, by this point you have read the three articles & watched the C-Span coverage of the Judiciary Committee questioning of Judge Mukasey you have likely come to the conclusion that this nomination must be stopped. Click on the page link to the Committee in the right hand column and contact as many members as you can and tell them to dump Mukasey.

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1 Comment »

  1. I think they caved already……

    Comment by scurrvydog — November 3, 2007 @ 1:29 am


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