Well, he got through – though by the closest margin in 50 years, 53-40. Not quite the 70% that it was initially expected to be. Hopefully he won’t fuck it up too bad. Though, it’s hard to do worse than Alberto Gonzalez. There’s a lot to like about the guy, I will say that, but that whole waterboarding thing is just crazy to me. On the upside, if you can consider it that, I believe Mukasey said that he’d uphold – not that he’d have the option to otherwise – any law passed by Congress stating that waterboarding equated to torture and therefore was illegal. That being said, I can’t find a link online where I read that.
So, it looks like Mukasey’s nomination for Attorney General may not get past committee. And rightfully so, I might add. In this day and age, why are we still talking about waterboarding? It is clearly torture, how is this confusing to people? Waterboarding = torture. Torture = illegal. Therefore, waterboarding = illegal. It’s simple logic, people. If someone can’t say ‘waterboarding is illegal,’ then they shouldn’t be the head of the fucking Justice Department.