Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tortured Politics

The U.S. continues to torture unabashedly. That's the only conclusion I can come to when forked-tongue individuals are given a pass.
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.

The 11-8 vote came only after two key Democrats accepted his assurance to enforce any law Congress might enact against waterboarding.

So here's what will happen next:
  • 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"
Let's see if there's any truth to this:
But Specter, of Pennsylvania, 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.
Since, you know, officials never go back on their word.

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