WASHINGTON - The Judiciary Committee advanced Attorney General designate Michael Mukasey's nomination to the Senate floor Tuesday, virtually ensuring confirmation for a former judge ensnarled in bitter controversy over terrorism-era prisoner interrogations.So here's what will happen next:
The 11-8 vote came only after two key Democrats accepted his assurance to enforce any law Congress might enact against waterboarding.
- Congress may get around to outlawing waterboarding
- Junior Caligula will veto the legislation since he has nothing to lose and already has approval ratings lower than La Llorona.
- Impeachment will remain off the table.
- Torturing will continue while the Democrats slap each other on the back for "doing something about it"
But Specter, ofSince, you know, officials , said that outlawing waterboarding rests with Congress. He revealed that he had talked with Mukasey a day earlier and received an assurance that the nominee would back up any such legislation and quit if Bush ignores his opinion.never go back on their word.