Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Profiles in Chickenshit Relativism

Given that waterboarding is not part of the current program [of interrogation techniques used by US intelligence agents], and may never be added to the program, I do not think it would be appropriate for me to pass definitive judgment on the technique's legality
That's Attorney General Robert Mukasey, today, ducking under his desk like the craven milksop he is. You'll recall that when asked in his confirmation hearings whether waterboarding is torture, Mukasey claimed he couldn't say because he hadn't reviewed the classified details of the waterboardings, the ones that presumably would have made A and not-A equivalent. Now that he's had more than enough time to review the classified details, he's shivering under his desk, hoping with the rest of the Bush-Cheney junta that the clock will expire before the law finds them.

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