In a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General Mikey Mukasey, pictured above holding his breath to prove that waterboarding isn’t that bad, said that waterboarding was not clearly illegal, and that it could be used again if requested by the White House. Saying that waterboarding, a harsh interrogation technique that induces the sensation of drowning, is not illegal is saying that it isn’t torture (because, believe it or not, torture actually IS illegal in this country). You can bet the Senate Judiciary Committee is going to give him a hard time about this on Wednesday when they have their first oversight hearing for Mukasey.
You think the President had waterboarding in mind last night during the State of the Union when he said “all life is treated with the dignity it deserves?”
Mukasey Offers View on Waterboarding – [New York Times]