Despite refusing to denounce water-boarding as torture and cl aiming a lack of knowledge of the technique, leading democrats are still praising Mukasey for “at least answering the question.” He has also come out against a major reform demanded after attacks by the Administration. While many of us are left pondering what that means, it is clear that Mukasey is adopting the same position as Alberto Gonzales and even the same technique in refusing to answer key questions. In the meantime, he has also come out against a vital reform: the enactment of the a federal shield law to protect journalists. For a prior column on the need for a federal shield law, click here With civil libertarians opposed, it remains unclear why Democratic leaders continue to do the human wave for the nominee. For the full story, click here
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It is a tough call between “I have no idea” and “I can’t recall” on one of the central controversies facing his office. There was a time when we expected both reasonable knowledge and reliable memory for this particular position.
At least he didn’t say “I can’t recall”…
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