We have had years of Attorney Generals who won’t answer the question, “Is Waterboarding an act of torture?” Now Attorney General nominee Eric Holder has come out and said what is obvious: “Waterboarding is Torture.” In further confirmation testimony yesterday on the treatment of prisoners,
Three of the top four leaders in the line of succession to the Presidency (including Obama himself) have come from the Senate, where they failed to support efforts to take away the power of the President to overrule federal law. Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House is the fourth in the group in line now to take the Presidency, and she has a similar poor record of standing up for constitutional balance of powers.
That’s what they say. But honey, the Attorney General collapsed long ago. Leaders of the Federalist Society assembled in the room to hear Mukasey speak asked that everyone pray for Mukasey’s well-being as he was rushed to the hospital. Did they pray for the well-being
Mukasey’s Department of Justice says that it is reviewing its options, considering how to respond to the subpoena. The law, however, is quite clear. Legally, Mukasey has no options. He has to show up to give testimony. He has to provide the requested documents. If Mukasey does not do so, he will be breaking the law.
Democrats have been gutless cowards refusing to stand against torture, but Republicans have been the cheerleaders of torture. That’s not the difference I would like to see, but it is a difference, and it’s enough of a distinction that I can’t ignore it.
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 Bill of Rights is called the Bill of Rights because it stands as the legal guarantor of your… oh, how to put this?… rights. Here’s one of your rights, outlined in the Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their
News flash! Representatives John Conyers, Jerry Nadler and William Delahunt have written a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking very sternly for Mukasey to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the American rendition of Canadian citizen Maher Arar to Syria, where he was tortured
What is wrong with our nation? You’ll have to forgive me for sharing some late-breaking news. I say “late-breaking” not because the hour in the day is late, but because the news itself occurred last week: White House Spokeswoman Dana Perino has flatly denied that