Doomed to Repeat It: Worst. Job. Interview. Ever.

Just when you thought things might get a little better, Bush’s nominee for attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey, refused to comment if he considered waterboarding to be torture to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

On the second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Mukasey went further than he had the day before in arguing that the White House had constitutional authority to act beyond the limits of laws enacted by Congress, especially when it came to national defense.

He suggested that both the administration’s program of eavesdropping without warrants and its use of “enhanced” interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects, including waterboarding, might be acceptable under the Constitution even if they went beyond what the law technically allowed. Mr. Mukasey said the president’s authority as commander in chief might allow him to supersede laws written by Congress.

Awesome. Glad to see he clearly doesn’t want to be hired.

Senators Clash With Nominee About Torture [New York Times]


One Response

  1. […] last month when I posted that Mikey Mukasey must not have wanted the Attorney General position very much because his refusal […]

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