Nov 5, 2007
Michael Mukasey, George Bush’s nominee for Attorney General, says the “interrogation” technique known as “waterboarding” is repugnant, but refuses to say it is torture and shouldn’t be used.
The Democrats, after hearing Mukasey’s response, initially proclaimed loudly that they were against torture. They didn’t, however, propose legislation forbidding the state apparatus from using it. And the Republicans said Congress shouldn’t tie the military’s hands.
In other words, Democrats say the government shouldn’t use torture, yet let it happen, while some Republicans want to brag about using it.
So what’s the difference between them other than politicians’ grand-standing? None. They both support torture!