You ask why three times over Attorney Michael Mukasey wouldn’t answer whether waterboarding (the process of drowning someone until their mind breaks) is torture during his confirmation hearings?
The answer is simple. If he told the nation that waterboarding was torture (as case law and the JAG clearly state it is), then Mukasey would have to investigate and prosecute his sponsors and benefactors in the Bush administration.
This is because, as breaking news reveals, the Bush administration issued two separate memos explicitly endorsing the use of waterboarding torture on its indefinite detainees, many of whom have been exonerated.
Your government tortured innocent people.
The Bush administration was in on it.
The Bush administration lied to you about it.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the top law enforcement agent in the nation, helped cover it up.
Americans: hang your heads in shame.
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice and Michael Mukasey: resign now.