Chuck Schumer: Waterboy for a Waterboarding Adminstration
|Mukasey was approved by Senators Schumer and Feinstein, and the Senate Judiciary Committee in an 11-8 vote -- even though Mukasey refused to commit as to whether or not waterboarding is torture. Remember that DEMOCRATS make up the majority of that committee.|
Schumer and Feinstein are spineless and pathetic. Mukasey is the best we can do? Instead they should have said: Mr. President, if this is your best, your best won't do. And we'd rather leave the AG position vacant (or make you make a recess appointment) than put our seal of approval on this nonsense.
The apologists cry that of course Mukasey could not go on the record and say that waterboarding is torture -- because that would mean Mukasey would be implicating members of this administration for their criminal conduct. Which is exactly why the Senate Judiciary Committee should not have relented. And that is why these Democrats/pussies have once again pissed away a golden opportunity to do the right thing and put this administration in a box (or a cell).
Chuck Schumer, with your vote, you are now the waterboy of a waterboarding administration. You too, Diane Feinstein -- you are the watergirl, or maybe you can just mop up the floor of the torture chamber.