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Bush has no one to blame but himself for Mukasey flap

by: Kilgore

Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 12:37:34 PM MST

( - promoted by Jay Stevens)

Bush is once again tearing into Senate Democrats today for indicating they will not support Judge Michael Mukasey's confirmation for Attorney General unless he declares waterboarding illegal. 

Mukasey's said reason for holding out, i.e. to protect interrogators, who are simply following orders, from prosecution under international law, I think makes some sense, but the Democrats are right to demand an answer.  Senators McCain and Graham have stated that they'll vote to confirm if Mukasey issues a condemnation immediately after taking office, but honestly, given all we've been through, would you trust anybody these guys send us? 

Mukasey, who seemed to be sailing along until several days ago, is yet another victim of the administration's illegal and failed policies.  He's damned no matter what he says.  Bush's assertion that Mukasey "hasn't been briefed" makes no difference. What is there to be briefed on?  Either you do it or you don't. 

This all goes back to what we learned in kindergarten, folks.  Dubya must have been sick that day.  Once you betray trust, it's pretty tough to get it back.  If Bush really wants Mukasey to be confirmed and if Mukasey really is independent, then the administration will declare an end to waterboarding as an interrogation technique. 

But that's not going to happen because apparently international law applies to everybody but us, even though we're the ones who helped write it. 


Kilgore :: Bush has no one to blame but himself for Mukasey flap
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You are right. (0.00 / 0)
He is a victim of his own hubris and lack of leadership.

Speaking of lack... (0.00 / 0)
of leadership, how about those two in charge of the democrat controlled Congress.  A couple of gems, huh?....:~)

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